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Lord President Hope, photogravure after a portrait by
Sir John Watson Gordon

From: The History of the Speculative Society (Edinburgh: [The Society], 1905), facing p. 96.

Charles Hope, Lord Granton (1763-1851) was Lord Justice Clerk (1804-11) and later Lord President of the Court of Session (1811-41) while Sir Walter Scott was Clerk of Session (see Professional Life). The Hopes were also social acquaintances of the Scotts. The original portrait was painted in 1832. Photo-engraving involves transferring a photographic negative of a drawing, painting, or object to a metal plate, and then etching it in.