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Robert Hopkin (Scottish-American, 1832-1909) watercolor river landscape, depicting men in a flatboat or raft nearing a steamboat as they steer along a bend in the river. Signed lower left. Piece of paper affixed to back reads "Opposite Cairo Nov. 11 1892 R Hopkin". Housed in later giltwood frame. Sight – 21 1/2" H x 12 1/2" W. Framed – 27" H x 18" W. Note: the scene could be either the Kentucky-Illinois border (Cairo, Illinois, along the Ohio River), Tennessee (Cairo, Tennessee, is along the Cumberland River), or even Caro, Michigan (along the Cass River). Biography (courtesy Askart: The Artists' Bluebook): Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Robert Hopkin immigrated to the U.S. in 1843 and became a resident marine and landscape painter of Detroit, Michigan. From 1843 to his death on March 21, 1909, he resided almost continuously in Detroit, MI, excluding one year spent in Chicago, 1870. Hopkin opened his own studio in 1853, and created ship pictures, seascapes, landscapes, and decorative works. He was known for marine subjects and decorated the interiors of chokes, buildings, and passenger steamboats in Detroit, Canada, Denver, and New Orleans, among other cities. His best known works were his interior decorations for the New Orleans Cotton Exchange and the Detroit Opera House. CONDITION: Some light toning, and some abrasions to frame, overall very good condition.