By the mid-1880s, Pope was working as both a sculptor and painter, and had earned high society commissions in New England and New York for depictions of hunting trophies and for portraits of the owners’ beloved setters, pointers, and other sporting canines.
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He was a member of the Copley Society and the Boston Art Club, exhibiting intermittently with the latter between 1875 and 1898. He passed away in 1924, and today his sculpture and paintings are found in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the San Diego Museum of Art, the De Young Museum in San Francisco, and the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming.
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To Vose Galleries, Boston, inventory no. 23633, February 1972
To private collection, Springfield Center, New York, June 1972 to present