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John Opie, RA (St Agnes 1761 London 1807).
Oil painting on canvas, Amelia Alderson, Mrs John Opie (1769-1853) by John Opie, RA (St Agnes 1761 London 1807), 1799. A double half-length portrait of Opie's second wife, that on the left is facing, in white dress; that on the right a bust in profile to the left, in black dress, holding a mandolin. It was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1799, a year after they married, and an observer noted in the Whitehall Evening Post, 27 April 1799 the portrait of Mrs Opie 'who is painted in the same canvass in two points of view'. [information kindly supplied by Viv Hendra of the Lander Gallery, Truro 2014]. A copy that was recorded at Chyverton House, Truro Cornwall (Rogers, 1878) is now in a private collection in Cornwall.
Trerice, Cornwall (Accredited Museum)
National Trust Photographic Library / Bridgeman Images