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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

George Chinnery (1774-1852), Painter

Most likenesses of Chinnery are self-portraits, and these are discussed and reproduced in R. L. Ormond, 'George Chinnery's Image of Himself, I and II’, Connoisseur, CLXVII (1968), 89-93, and 160-4; also reproduced there is a drawing by G. T. Durran, and an engraved caricature by Sir C. D'Oyly; since 1968 several more portraits have come to light; an oil self-portrait in the Scottish NPG; a self-portrait drawing in the collection of Percy Chubb, New Jersey; a self-portrait drawing with the Sporting Gallery, Middleburg, Virginia, 1970; a drawing by Baptista (his pupil) in a scrapbook owned by John Keswick; and three drawings by D'Oyly, said to represent Chinnery, sold Sotheby's, 11 February 1971 (lot 66), bought Frye.


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.