London, South Kensington
10 July 2009
John Opie (Truro 1761-1807 London)
Portrait of a young boy, half-length, in a green coat, a staff in his left hand
oil on canvas
25 x 21 in. (63.5 x 53.4 cm.)
with Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd., London, no. 1081, 1950. with Historical Portraits, London.
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We are grateful to Viv Hendra for confirming the attribution to John Opie. He has noted that it is a cut down version of a full size portrait of 50 x 40 in., showing a boy standing in a landscape with a dog (Witt Library B64/258).
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