Search the Collection

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

Sitter in 13 portraits
Artist associated with 148 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

D45904

John Opie; John Bannister

published by James Cundee, after John Opie, and after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1 July 1807
NPG D45904

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

Category

Tell us moreback to top

Can you tell us more about this person? Spotted an error, something missing, or do you know anything that we don't know? If you have any information to share please complete the form below

What can you tell us?close

There are occasions when we are unsure of the identity of a sitter or artist, their life dates, occupation or have not recorded their family relationships. Sometimes we have not recorded the date of a portrait. Do you have specialist knowledge or a particular interest about any aspect of the portrait or sitter or artist that you can share with us? We would welcome any information that adds to and enhances our information and understanding about a particular portrait, sitter or artist.

Citationclose

How do you know this? Please could you let us know your source of information.

* Permission to publish (Privacy information)
Privacy Informationclose

The National Portrait Gallery will NOT use your information to contact you or store for any other purpose than to investigate or display your contribution. By ticking permission to publish you are indicating your agreement for your contribution to be shown on this collection item page. Please note your email address will not be displayed on the page nor will it be used for any marketing material or promotion of any kind.

Please ensure your comments are relevant and appropriate. Your contributions must be polite and with no intention of causing trouble. All contributions are moderated.

Your nameclose

If you tick permission to publish your name will appear above your contribution on our website.

Your Emailclose

Contributions are moderated. We'll need your email address so that we can follow up on the information provided and contact you to let you know when your contribution has been published.