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A Regency portrait miniature of an unknown Gentleman

£ 2,800

Artist: George Chinnery

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.
More Information
Year                 Circa 1802
Medium                 Watercolour on ivory
Provenance                 Robert Bayne Powell Collection
Literature                 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 publ
Exhibition                 Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009.
Condition                 Light dust at the border
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