Not on display
- John Opie 1761–1807
- Oil paint on canvas
- Support: 521 × 425 mm
- Presented by Edward Opie 1894
Opie produced numerous portraits of boys and young men. Other artists tended to respond to young sitters with playful or frivolous images. Opie’s pictures are distinctive for the feeling of dignity and independence they convey. William Opie was the artist’s nephew. This painting was presented to the Tate by Edward Opie, another nephew who became an artist himself.
Gallery label, October 2019
Does this text contain inaccurate information or language that you feel we should improve or change? We would like to hear from you.