||Hoppner, John (British painter, 1758-1810)
||John Hoppner was the son of Bavarians employed by George III at Hampton Court. He was noticed by George III as a lad of genius for his drawing ability and was sent to live with the keeper of the Kings drawings and given a royal allowance to support him at the Royal Academy Schools, giving rise to rumours that Hoppner was the King's illegitimate son. His allowance was withdrawn when he married in 1781, but he was extremely successful in his own right, becoming one of the most important portraitists in England. His work was much admired in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
Objects by Hoppner, John (British painter, 1758-1810)