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John Opie, ‘Portrait of the Artist’ c.1790
John Opie
Portrait of the Artist c.1790

John Opie RA (16 May 1761 – 9 April 1807) was a Cornish historical and portrait painter. He painted many great men and women of his day, including members of the British Royal Family, and others who were most notable in the artistic and literary professions.

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