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Humble Selfie! John Opie (16 May 1761–9 April 1807). Uber talented Cornish historical & portrait painter. Opie painted many notable men & women of the day including Mary Wollstonecraft, Samuel Johnson, Francesco Bartolozzi,Charles James Fox, Edmund Burke, Robert Southey, & Mary Shelley; 508 portraits in all, most in oil, and 252 other pictures. In 1805, Opie was elected a Professor at the Royal Academy. Rival James Northcote said of him: "Other artists paint to live; Opie lives to paint."