John Opie

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Opie, John,

1761–1807, English portrait and historical painter. Opie showed a remarkable talent as a young man. He became the protégé of the poet John Wolcot, and enjoyed a brief popularity as a fashionable portrait painter in the Reynolds tradition. In 1786 he began a series of seven pictures for Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery. His portrait of Mary Wollstonecraft is in the National Portrait Gallery, London.


See A. Earland, John Opie and His Circle (1911).

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See Ada Earland, John Opie and his Circle (London: Hutchinson & Co.
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