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Alexander Pope, Jr.


Alexander Pope Jr. was an American artist best known for his animals, trompe l'oeil styled still lifes, and wood carvings. Born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, Pope was the son of a lumberman, a factor that likely influenced him to initially pursue sculpture. It was painting, however, that would captive his interests and garner his reputation as an artist.

Among his notable works are the "Upland Game Birds and Water Fowl of the United States" (1878) and "Celebrated Dogs of America" (1879) portfolios, in which he published a series of chromolithographs based on his watercolors.