Search the Collections

John Opie (1761-1807), Portrait and history painter

Sitter in 12 portraits
Artist associated with 146 portraits
The history painter and portraitist John Opie was introduced to London in 1781 as 'the Cornish Wonder'. His style as a portrait painter was marked by strong realism, and striking contrasts of light and dark. He was also known as a painter of historical and literary subjects, especially for Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery.

List Thumbnail

47

John Opie

by John Opie
oil on canvas, 1785
NPG 47

D14764

John Opie

by William Daniell, after George Dance
soft-ground etching, (9 March 1793)
NPG D14764

D13085

'Titianus Redivivus; - or - the seven-wise-men consulting the new Venetian oracle'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 2 November 1797
NPG D13085

D19426

John Opie

by William Say, after John Opie
mezzotint, (circa 1798)
NPG D19426

D10716

Royal Academicians

by Charles Bestland, after Henry Singleton
stipple engraving, published 1802 (1795)
NPG D10716

D36021

Key to Royal Academicians

by Charles Bestland, after Henry Singleton
stipple engraving, published 1802 (1795)
NPG D36021

D3764

John Opie

by Samuel William Reynolds, published by John Jeffryes, after John Opie
mezzotint, published 1 June 1802
NPG D3764

D3763

John Opie

by Samuel William Reynolds, after John Opie
mezzotint, published 1809
NPG D3763

D3765

John Opie

by Samuel William Reynolds, after John Opie
mezzotint, published 1809
NPG D3765

D39357

John Opie

by Samuel William Reynolds, published by John Jeffryes, after John Opie
mezzotint, published 1 June 1802
NPG D39357

D39358

John Opie

by and published by Henry Edward Dawe, after John Opie
mezzotint, published 10 June 1811
NPG D39358

D6534

John Opie

after John Opie
pen and ink over pencil
NPG D6534