OPIE, John
(b. 1761, St Agnes, d. 1807, London)

Portrait of John Penwarne Jr.

Oil on canvas, 77 x 64 cm
Private collection

The sitter of this portrait, John Penwarne Jr. (b. 1758), is represented resting on a mossy bank, holding a book. John and his brother Edward were early patrons of Opie, and remained his firm and intimate friends until his death. Opie also painted portraits of several other members of the Penwarne family.