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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Robert Morrison (1782-1834), Missionary in China

Author of a Chinese dictionary, 1815-23, and a translation of the Bible published in Malacca in 21 vols. 1823.

'Brown eyes, black hair, florid shiny complexion' (Scharf's description of Wildman's portrait).

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Hutcheon 1975
Robin Hutcheon, Chinnery, 1975.

Memoirs by his widow, 2 vols., 1839.

Ormond 1970
Richard Ormond, 'George Chinnery and the Keswick Family', Connoisseur, CLXXV, December 1970.

Ride 1957
Lindsay Ride, Robert Morrison, catalogue to the exhibition in Hong Kong 1957.

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Walker, Regency Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, 1985, 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.