12 of 13 portraits of John Opie
by and published by Henry Edward Dawe, after John Opie
mezzotint, published 10 June 1811
15 in. x 11 in. (380 mm x 278 mm) plate size; 15 1/2 in. x 11 5/8 in. (393 mm x 296 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1955
Sitterback to top
- John Opie (1761-1807), Portrait and history painter. Sitter in 13 portraits, Artist associated with 148 portraits.
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- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (2 Prospect Place, Kentish Town, London)
Events of 1811back to top
Current affairsGeorge III's insanity is finally publicly admitted amidst arguments in Parliament over the credibility of his doctors. George, Prince of Wales is appointed Regent despite doubts over his capacity to rule effectively. This prompts the Prince's final split with the Catholic Mrs Fitzherbert, his clandestine wife
Art and scienceJohn Loudon McAdam presents his new road surfacing technique to Parliament.
Jane Austen publishes Sense and Sensibility.
Sculptor Francis Leggatt Chantrey exhibits at the Royal Academy for the first time with a celebrated bust of the radical John Horne Tooke.
InternationalBattle of Albuera; British invade French-held Badajoz in Spain under William Carr Beresford and are victorious over Marshal Soult.