Portrait of the Father of the Artist by Edward Opie

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.

Details

Category:
Portrait
Medium:
Oil on canvas Dimensions: 74 x 61 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,000 ( Total: £5,500)
Acquired in:
2006
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

Christie's, 1982; Christie's, 2005; Lander Gallery.

Venue details

St Agnes Museum Penwinnick Road, ST AGNES Cornwall TR5 0PA 01872 553228 www.stagnesmuseum.org.uk

Entry details

Free to all

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