A Regency portrait miniature of an unknown Gentleman
A Regency portrait miniature of an unknown Gentleman

GEORGE CHINNERY (1774-1852)

A Regency portrait miniature of an unknown Gentleman

c. 1802 United Kingdom

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Wearing black suit, white waistcoat and tied cravat
set in the gilt-mounted rectangular black papier-mâché frame

Chinnery was born in London and exhibited at the Royal Academy. He moved to Ireland in 1796, where he enjoyed some success as an artist, and married Marianne (née Vigne) on 19 April 1799 in Dublin. Chinnery returned to London in 1801 without his wife and two infant children. In 1802 he sailed to Madras (Chennai) on the ship Gilwell. He established himself as a painter there and then in Calcutta , where he became the leading artist of the British community in India.
Light dust at the border
Robert Bayne Powell Collection
Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009.
Paul Caffrey, John Comerford and the Portrait Miniature in Ireland c. 1620-1850, at the Kilkenny Archaeological Society, 1999, p. 50, Number 71 illustrated in colour p. 40.

The Comerford Collection: Portrait Miniatures (Dublin, privately published, 2009), pp 8, 31 (# 101).
Dimensions
Height 7.00 cm (2.76 inches)
Stock Code
4592
Medium
watercolour on ivory
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