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John Opie (May 1761 - April 6, 1807) was a Cornish historical and portrait painter. This article is about the month of May. ... 1761 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... April 6 is the 96th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (97th in leap years). ... 1807 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search Motto: Onan hag oll (Cornish: One and all) Cornwall, England Geography Status Ceremonial and (smaller) Non-metropolitan county Region South West England Area - Total - Admin. ... A painter is a person who paints woodwork, walls, etc. ...


Opie was born at St Agnes near Truro in Cornwall. His interest in drawing developed early but he was also academically inclined. By the age of twelve he had mastered Euclid and opened an evening school for arithmetic and writing. Before long he became known locally for his portraits; and in 1780 he started for London, under the patronage of Dr Wolcot (Peter Pindar). Opie was introduced as "The Cornish Wonder," a self-taught genius. He caused a sensation; the carriages of the wealthy blocked the street in which the painter resided, and for a time his portraits were very sought after, but this level of popularity did not last long. A street in Truro, with Truro Cathedral in the background. ... Jump to: navigation, search Motto: Onan hag oll (Cornish: One and all) Cornwall, England Geography Status Ceremonial and (smaller) Non-metropolitan county Region South West England Area - Total - Admin. ... Jump to: navigation, search Euclid Euclid of Alexandria (Greek: ) (ca. ... 1780 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which contains Big Ben London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... John Wolcot (1738 - 1819), satirist, born near Kingsbridge, Devonshire, was educated by an uncle, and studied medicine. ...


He then began to work on improving his technique, meriting the praise of his rival James Northcote--"Other artists paint to live; Opie lives to paint." At the same time he sought to supplement his early education by the study of Latin, French and English literature, and to polish his provincial manners by mixing in cultivated and learned circles. In 1786 he exhibited his first important historical subject, the "Assassination of James I", and in the following year the "Murder of Rizzio", a work whose merit was recognized by his immediate election as associate of the Royal Academy, of which he became a full member in 1788. He was employed on five subjects for John Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery; and until his death, his practice alternated between portraiture and historical work. James Northcote (October 22, 1746 - July 13, 1831), was an English painter. ... Jump to: navigation, search Latin is an Indo-European language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... The term English literature refers to literature written in the English language, or literature composed in English by writers who are not necessarily from England; Joseph Conrad was Polish, Robert Burns was Scottish, James Joyce was Irish, Edgar Allan Poe was American, Salman Rushdie is Indian. ... 1786 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... This article refers to an art institution in London. ... 1788 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... John Boydell (1719 - December, 1804) was an English publisher, noted for his reproductions of engravings. ...


Opie's work is generally regarded as verging on crude, but original and individualistic. Opie is also known as a writer on art by his Life of Reynolds in Wolcot's edition of Pilkington, his Letter on the Cultivation of the Fine Arts in England, in which he advocated the formation of a national gallery, and his Lectures as professor of painting to the Royal Academy, which were published in 1809, with a memoir of the artist by Amelia Opie, his widow. 1809 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Amelia Opie (November 12, 1769 _ December 2, 1853), English author, daughter of James Alderson, a physician in Norwich, and was born there. ...


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Samuel Whitbread II by John Opie
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John Opie (May 1761 - April 6, 1807) was a Cornish historical and portrait painter.
Opie was born at St Agnes near Truro in Cornwall.
Opie's work is generally regarded as verging on crude, but original and individualistic.
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