John Opie

1761-1807 England/Rococo

 

Brief Biography-John Opie was born in Cornwall in 1761. He was somewhat a prodigy in mathematics by the age of twelve, and his father wanted him to be a carpenter. Opie came to the attention of the writer John Wolcott who became his patron and mentor. Wolcott brought him to London, where he encountered Sir Joshua Reynolds, and King George III commissioned portraits from him. He subsequently was patronised by the nobility of the day and enjoyed considerable success as a leading portraitist. He eventually became a member of the Royal Academy in 1788 and was made a professor in 1806. On his death in 1807, he was laid to rest in Saint Paul's Cathedral.

 

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A Lady

A Lady

A Young Lady

A Young Lady

C Macklin

Charles Macklin

C Stanhope

Charles Stanhope

Henry Fuseli

Henry Fuseli

Henry Bone

Henry Bone

Girl and Cat

Girl with a Cat

F Bartolozzi

Francesco Bartolozzi

Mary Delany

Mary Delany nee Granville

M Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft

M Benjamin

Master Benjamin Smith  and His Younger Brother

Attributed

Attributed to John Opie

SReynolds

Samuel William Reynolds

Master W Opie

Master William Opie

John Wolcot

John Wolcot

Vinicombe

Miss Frances Vinicombe

A Lady

Portrait of a Lady

a shepherd

a shepherd

Peasant Family

Peasant Family

A Boy

Portrait of a Boy

S Johnson

Samuel Johnson

Shepherd

The Shepherd Boy

The Red Boy

The Red Boy

West Betty

William Henry West Betty

Boy

Boy with a Staff

Unknown

Unknown Man

William Douglas

William Douglas

TGirtin

Thomas Girtin

Amelia Opie

Amelia Opie