Opie, John (17611807)

Opie, John, English artist, born near Truro, Cornwall; began to learn his father's trade of carpenter, but turning to art went with Dr. Wolcott to London in 1780; for a year he had phenomenal success as a portrait-painter; on the wane of his popularity he turned to scriptural and historical painting and to illustration; after being Associate for a year he was elected Academician in 1787; besides some lectures on art, he wrote a Life of Reynolds and other works (17611807).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Ophites * Opinicus
Oosterzee, Jan Jakob van
Opal
Open Secret, The
Open, Sesamë
Opera
Opera Bouffe
Ophelia
Ophicleide
Ophir
Ophites
Opie, John
Opinicus
Opitz, Martin von
Oporto
Opportunist
Optimism
Opus Operatum
Oran
Orange River
Orange River Colony
Orangemen