John Pope (artist)

John Pope (1821–1880) was an performer in Boston, Massachusetts, and New York in the 19th century. He painted portraits of W.H. Prescott, Daniel Webster and others. He belonged to the Boston Artists' Association; and exhibited following the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association (1844) and the New England Art Union (1852). Pope kept a studio in Boston's Tremont Temple; around 1857 he moved to New York. He died of complaint in New York in 1880. According to one report: "Just since dying he called for his paint brush, and died holding it in his hand."

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