Hoppé was a tree man. While his earliest years were spent largely making studio portraits of beautiful and famous people, he regularly left the studio in the 1920s and 30s to illustrate numerous photo-books largely with topographic views made in foreign countries. The trees he found in both rural and urban settings were subjects that he presented as individual dwellers in a particular landscape. Hoppé’s trees often seemed to have been selected by him in much the same way as his human subjects, with an eye to their distinct character and as lovingly observed. Indeed it helps us see these subjects more clearly if we think of them as Hoppé’s portraits of trees.

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Surrey Pines, 1922

Sussex, 1925

Castletown Carrick, 1926

Surrey, 1925

Germany, 1916

Isle of Mull, 1925

Italy, 1930

Surrey, 1925

Surrey, 1922

Sussex, 1925

Cumberland, 1925

Westmorland, 1925

The Hermitage, 1932

Warwickshire, 1930

Sussex, 1925

London, 1934

Tower of London, 1934

Newquay, Cornwall, 1932

Italy, 1930

Surrey Pines, 1922