Portrait of Edward Opie senior who was a prominent and successful business man, trading at Churchtown in the heart of St Agnes, for a considerable part of the 19th century.
Portrait of the Father of the Artist by Edward Opie, 1836
© St Agnes Museum
- Oil on canvas
- 74 x 61 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £2,000 ( Total: £5,500)
- Acquired in:
- Lander Gallery
Edward Opie, the artist, was the great-nephew of John Opie, nicknamed 'The Cornish Wonder'. Edward's popularity stemmed from his ability to capture a good likeness and to give his sitters personality and depth.
Christie's, 1982; Christie's, 2005; Lander Gallery.
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