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."
Portrait of a Young Italian Nobleman, 1700-1710, Giuseppe Ghislandi (Italian, 1655-1743) (Painter).'his portrait has an informal, private character and was probably meant as a gift for a friend. The sitter's cap is the type a nobleman would don at home when not wearing his wig. Ghislandi was the greatest Lombard portraitist of his age."