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Amelia Opie

(1769-1853), Novelist and poet; second wife of John Opie

Regency Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 8 portraits
Artist associated with 1 portrait
The poet and novelist Amelia Opie grew up in radical circles in Norwich. Her earliest poems were published when still a teenager and her first novel, The Dangers of Coquetry, appeared in 1790. Shortly after that, Opie visited London where she mixed with the radicals Thomas Holcroft, William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft, whose particular brand of feminism made a huge impact on her. Although she published several novels, Opie is best remembered for Adeline Mowbray, or the Mother and Daughter (1804), a novel that was loosely based on Wollstonecraft's life and freethinking opinions.

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Amelia Opie, by Pierre-Jean David D'Angers, cast by  Louis Richard - NPG 1081

Amelia Opie

by Pierre-Jean David D'Angers, cast by Louis Richard
bronze medallion, 1829
NPG 1081

The Anti-Slavery Society Convention, 1840, by Benjamin Robert Haydon - NPG 599

The Anti-Slavery Society Convention, 1840

by Benjamin Robert Haydon
oil on canvas, 1841
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 599

Amelia Opie, by Henry Bone, after  John Opie - NPG D17548

Amelia Opie

by Henry Bone, after John Opie
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1798 or after (inscribed 1794)
NPG D17548

Amelia Opie; possibly Lord Henry Pell, published by James Cundee, after  John Opie, and after  Unknown artist - NPG D45905

Amelia Opie; possibly Lord Henry Pell

published by James Cundee, after John Opie, and after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1 September 1806
NPG D45905

'The Abolition of the Slave Trade' (The Anti-Slavery Society Convention, 1840), by John Alfred Vinter, after  Benjamin Robert Haydon - NPG D23546

'The Abolition of the Slave Trade' (The Anti-Slavery Society Convention, 1840)

by John Alfred Vinter, after Benjamin Robert Haydon
lithograph, circa 1846-1864 (1841)
NPG D23546

'The Abolition of the Slave Trade' (The Anti-Slavery Society Convention, 1840), by John Alfred Vinter, after  Benjamin Robert Haydon - NPG D32033

'The Abolition of the Slave Trade' (The Anti-Slavery Society Convention, 1840)

by John Alfred Vinter, after Benjamin Robert Haydon
lithograph, circa 1846-1864 (1841)
NPG D32033

'The Abolition of the Slave Trade' (The Anti-Slavery Society Convention, 1840), by John Alfred Vinter, after  Benjamin Robert Haydon - NPG D20516

'The Abolition of the Slave Trade' (The Anti-Slavery Society Convention, 1840)

by John Alfred Vinter, after Benjamin Robert Haydon
lithograph, circa 1846-1864 (1841)
NPG D20516

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