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Amelia Opie

1 of 7 portraits of Amelia Opie

Amelia Opie, by John Opie, 1798 - NPG 765 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Amelia Opie

by John Opie
oil on canvas, 1798
29 1/4 in. x 24 1/2 in. (743 mm x 622 mm)
Purchased, 1887
Primary Collection
NPG 765


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  • Amelia Opie (1769-1853), Novelist and poet; second wife of John Opie. Sitter in 7 portraits, Artist associated with 1 portrait.

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  • John Opie (1761-1807), Portrait and history painter. Artist associated with 146 portraits, Sitter in 12 portraits.

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This portrait dates to the time of Amelia's marriage to the painter John Opie. After his death in 1807, Amelia returned to Norwich where, in 1825, she became a Quaker and dedicated herself to the campaign for improving workhouses, prisons and hospitals.

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