Picture from a private collection


Oil on canvas
24 x 18 inches (61 x 46 cm.)

The vitality in the eyes is characteristic of Opie, as is the attention to the detail of the lace around the neck.
The sitter has avoided the necessity to pay for the hands..

Query: Is this the GENTLEMAN IN A GREEN COAT by John Opie sold (along with HEAD OF A GIRL) at Christie's April 5th 1872 for 13 shillings?

The identity of the sitter is found on an indistinct label on the stretcher.

Nothing is known of this man as yet, but he is mentioned in the letters of Amelia Opie.