John Hoppner

1758-1810 England/Neoclassicism Portraitist

 

Brief Biography-John Hoppner was born in Whitechapel in 1758 of German lineage. The Royal Academy admitted him in 1775, and he first exhibited there in 1780, and by 1782 he had received two medals. In 1789, the Prince of Wales elected him as Court Painter, and Hoppner became a full Academician in 1795. Joshua Reynolds influenced his style, and he mainly painted portraits of nobility, exhibiting exclusively at the Academy. His only competitor was Sir Thomas Lawrence, who also received commissions from nobility, most notably after Reynolds' death, when he was appointed Principal Painter in Ordinary to his Majesty. Hoppner died from an ongoing illness at the young age of fifty-one in 1810. In 1901, a portrait by him received a record price for any artwork in the country up to that date.

 

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Adam
Duncan

Adam Duncan First Viscount Duncan

Anne
Milbanke

Anne Isabella Milbanke later Lady Byron

Captain
Porter

Captain George Porter

Charles
Abbot

Charles Abbot First Baron Colchester

Sarah
Gale

Miss Sarah Gale#

Jupiter
and Io

Jupiter and Io

Richard
Bache

Richard Bache

Self-
Portrait

Self-Portrait

Charlotte
Walsingham

Charlotte Walsingham Lady Fitzgerald

Sir John
J Pratt

Sir John Jeffreys Pratt

The Bowden
Children

The Bowden Children

Frankland
Sisters

The Frankland Sisters

WIlliam
Gifford

William Gifford

Lord
Seymour

Lord Hugh Seymour

Dorothy
Jordan

Dorothy Jordan as Hipolita in Cibber's She Would and She Would Not

lady
cunliffe

lady cunliffe

the honourable john
cust and his brother

the honourable john cust and his brother the honourable henry cockayne cust

the douglas
children

the douglas children or juvenile retirement