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Attributed to George Chinnery (1774 – 1852)
Second quarter of the 19th century
Size: 17cm high, 13cm wide – 6¾ ins high, 5 ins wide
When debts amounting to a staggering forty thousand pounds obliged his hasty departure to Macao from Calcutta in 1825 he gleefully took the opportunity to make the definitive break with his wife whom he once called ‘the ugliest woman I ever saw’. For 27 years until his death from a stroke in 1852, Chinnery lived in Macao, where he was commissioned by many leading traders to paint their portraits.
|Height||17.00 cm||(6.69 inches)|
|Width||13.00 cm||(5.12 inches)|