1 portrait of Amelia Opie
by Henry Bone, after John Opie
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1798 or after (inscribed 1794)
5 1/4 in. x 3 7/8 in. (132 mm x 99 mm)
acquired Sir George Scharf, 1890
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Sitterback to top
- Amelia Opie (1769-1853), Novelist and poet; second wife of John Opie. Sitter in 8 portraits, Artist associated with 1 portrait.
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Events of 1798back to top
Current affairsTo meet war costs, William Pitt introduces a Finance Bill which levies income tax for the first time.
Art and scienceWilliam Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge publish Lyrical Ballads; a key publication for the romantic movement in poetry. Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner opens the volume.
Publisher and printseller Rudolph Ackermann establishes his popular 'Repository of the Arts' shop, gallery, library and social centre on the Strand.
InternationalUprising of the United Irishmen: a republican rebellion which attempted to achieve Ireland's total independence by force with the aid of a French invasion. It was only narrowly defeated.
Battle of the Nile. Napoleon's visionary Egyptian campaign offers British first major victory as Nelson destroys the French fleet.