John Opie

Standard Name: Opie, John


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Family and Intimate relationships Amelia Opie
Amelia Alderson married John Opie , who came from Cornwall and had made a name for himself as a peasant painter: that is, one of lower-class origins, whose carefully cultivated rough appearance proved a valuable...
Friends, Associates Lucy Aikin
In her memoirs LA claims to have been acquainted with all the notable literary women of her time. She was a close friend of Joanna Baillie and Elizabeth Ogilvy Benger . Another important friend and...
Friends, Associates Mary Matilda Betham
Meanwhile Edward Jerningham , Charlotte's uncle (himself a writer), took an interest in MMB 's development.
Lewis Bettany has no index entry for MMB in his Edward Jerningham and His Friends, 1919: unsurprisingly, since...
Leisure and Society Mary Wollstonecraft
The painter John Opie did a portrait of her at this time (now in Tate Britain ) which shows her wearing a fashionable, curled white wig. This seems to have been a studio prop, since...
Leisure and Society Mary Delany
As an old lady MD had her portrait painted by John Opie (now at the National Portrait Gallery ).
Leisure and Society Hannah More
Frances Boscawen commissioned another portrait of her, by John Opie (husband of Amelia Opie).
Jones, Mary Gwladys. Hannah More. Cambridge University Press.
Publishing Amelia Opie
The fifth edition, 1808, has a frontispiece engraving of the painting by her husband which is now at Chawton House Library . It went through six editions of 1,000 to 1,500 copies in the years...
Textual Features Eliza Fletcher
EF 's arrangement is chronological, with original documents printed as they occur or are relevant. Her recall is excellent, her observations and analysis acute, her character-drawing perceptive, and her style pithy. She freely and candidly...
Textual Features Elizabeth Moody
Personal matters mingle with others of public or topical interest, as EM addresses Joseph Priestley on the inter-relation of matter and spirit, Marie Antoinette on her sufferings before her execution, and Dr Thomas Huet on...
Textual Production Amelia Opie
AO 's memoir of her husband was published in his Lectures on Painting; King and Pierce say that some time after April 1807 she edited his Lectures and Memoirs.
Opie, Amelia. “Introduction”. Adeline Mowbray, edited by Shelley King and John B. Pierce, Oxford University Press, p. i - xxix.
Burney, Sarah Harriet. The Letters of Sarah Harriet Burney. Editor Clark, Lorna J., University of Georgia Press.
Travel Amelia Opie
During the brief interval of peace AO travelled to Paris with her husband , hoping to see Napoleon , whom she then admired.
Opie, Amelia. “Introduction”. Adeline Mowbray, edited by Shelley King and John B. Pierce, Oxford University Press, p. i - xxix.
Macgregor, Margaret Eliot. Amelia Alderson Opie: Worldling and Friend. Banta, http://PR 5115 O3Z7 M2.
Travel Anne Plumptre
Taking advantage of the new freedom of English people to visit post-Revolutionary France, she joined forces with John and Amelia Opie to travel first to Paris. She stayed there for eight months (not enough...
Wealth and Poverty Amelia Opie
In the early years of their marriage Amelia and John Opie were badly off, and John was cautious about money matters.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
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It seems also that he had relations who were needy: after...


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Opie, Amelia, and John Opie. “Memoir”. Lectures on Painting, edited by Prince Hoare and Prince Hoare, Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1809.