17 Works, Today, February 2nd. is artist Frances Anne Hopkins’ day, her story, illustrated with footnotes #033

Frances Anne Hopkins (1838–1919)
Detail; Shooting the Rapids, c. 1879

Oil on canvas
Library and Archives Canada

Frances Anne Hopkins (2 February 1838–5 March 1919) was born in London, England to Frederick William Beechey, a hydrographer and a Rear Admiral in the Royal Navy, and Charlotte Stapleton.

Hopkins was from an upper-middle-class family. She came from a family of artists and Arctic explorers. Hopkins’ paintings and drawings suggest artistic training, but this may have been at home rather than in formal schooling…

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Author: zaidangallery

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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