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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

George Chinnery (1774-1852), Painter

Portraitist, landscapist and miniature painter; worked in London and Dublin; removed to India, 1802, and practised in Madras and Bengal; left for Macao, 1825, where he spent the rest of his life; an idiosyncratic personality, and an entirely individual artist.

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.