Description Educated as a lawyer at Brown and Harvard Universities, Hoppin practiced his profession in his native Providence, Rhode Island, before becoming an illustrator. He generally specialized in humorous subjects, although he also illustrated travel books. This anti-Semitic drawing shows a scarecrow with the three balls of a pawnbroker's sign at the neck.
Provenance William T. or Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Lower right: A Hoppin
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters
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