John Hoppner (1758-1810) portrait painter: self portrait

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  • About the artist
    John Hoppner, portrait painter, was born in London. He entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1775 and became a member of the Academy in 1795. He was appointed Portrait Painter to the Prince of Wales in 1789. However, from the 1790s his achievements were overshadowed by those of the portraitist Sir Thomas Lawrence. Hoppner's first royal portraits were of three of the Princesses and were exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1785. They show the influence of both Romney and Reynolds. Hoppner received numerous commissions, mainly from members of the Whig party. His best and most attractive portraits are considered to be his groups of children. He died in 1810 at his home in Charles Street, Mayfair.
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    People
    Hoppner, John
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    Materials & Techniques
    engraving, stipple engraving
  • Details
    Title
    John Hoppner (1758-1810) portrait painter: self portrait
    Date
    published 4 June 1812
    Medium
    Stipple engraving
    Dimensions
    height: 52.80 cm, width: 37.80 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Grosvenor Prints, May 2002
    Provenance
    With Grosvenor Prints, London; from whom purchased by the Government Art Collection in May 2002
    GAC number
    17701