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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.

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Samuel Johnson, after John Opie - NPG 1302

Samuel Johnson

after John Opie
oil on canvas, based on a work of circa 1783-1784
NPG 1302

Henry Fuseli, by John Opie - NPG 744

Henry Fuseli

by John Opie
oil on canvas, feigned oval, exhibited 1794
NPG 744

Abraham Rees, by John Yeatherd, published by  Edward Evans, after  John Opie - NPG D39666

Abraham Rees

by John Yeatherd, published by Edward Evans, after John Opie
mezzotint, late 18th century
NPG D39666

Charles Dumergue, by Pierre Condé, after  John Opie - NPG D2288

Charles Dumergue

by Pierre Condé, after John Opie
stipple engraving, late 18th-early 19th century
NPG D2288

Mary, Lady Jerningham, by Joseph Brown, after  John Opie - NPG D14977

Mary, Lady Jerningham

by Joseph Brown, after John Opie
stipple engraving, (1782)
NPG D14977

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