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John Opie

(1761-1807), Portrait and history painter

Sitter in 13 portraits
Artist associated with 151 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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John Opie, by John Opie - NPG 47

John Opie

by John Opie
oil on canvas, 1785
On display in Room 18 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 47

Charles Macklin, by Jean Condé, published by  John Bell, after  John Opie - NPG L269.B5.07

Charles Macklin

by Jean Condé, published by John Bell, after John Opie
stipple, 1792
On display in Room 11 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L269.B5.07

Mary Wollstonecraft, by John Opie - NPG 1237

Mary Wollstonecraft

by John Opie
oil on canvas, circa 1797
On display in Room 12 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1237

Amelia Opie, by John Opie - NPG 765

Amelia Opie

by John Opie
oil on canvas, 1798
On display in Room 18 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 765

William Henry West Betty, by John Opie - NPG 1392

William Henry West Betty

by John Opie
oil on canvas, 1804
On display in Room 18 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1392

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

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