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Robert Morrison (1782-1834), Missionary in China

Sitter in 3 portraits
The first Protestant missionary to China. He translated the Bible into Chinese in 1823, and also published a Dictionary of the Chinese Language, the standard reference work for many years. He met with little success in converting the Chinese to Christianity.

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Robert Morrison

by John Robert Wildman
oil on canvas, engraved 1824
NPG 5871


Robert Morrison

possibly by George Chinnery
oil on canvas, circa 1834
NPG 3943


Robert Morrison

by Charles Turner, after George Chinnery
mezzotint, published 1830
NPG D39052