George Chinnery (1774-1852)
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Portrait of a Girl, Seated Small Full-length Blue Robe
George Chinnery was an English painter born in London in 1774. He grew up in the family of a merchant. From a young age, his father was supportive of his pursuit of artistic goals. In fact, he may have received some of the talent from his father who had an interest in art himself and had shown his work at amateur exhibitions.
View of Macao China
In 1791, Chinnery attended the Royal Academy Schools. He eventually went on to move to Dublin where he was married. He began to paint miniatures, later also becoming a successful landscape and portrait painter. In 1802, Chinnery and his new wife and child moved back to England. Unfortunately, these were not happy years for Chinnery. Trapped in an unhappy marriage, he broke free, leaving his family behind as he sailed for India.
During this time, Chinnery made a lot of money as a portrait painter. He also became addicted to opium. Chinnery soon became burdened by debt. In 1824, he reconciled with his family for a short time. This, along with his mounting debts, was the reason he moved to China. He continued to produce new works throughout his later years. He remained in China until he died 25 years later in 1852 from apoplexy.
A Merchant Naval Captain, 1830
Head of a Dromedary
It would be incredible to find an original George Chinnery work of art, especially in the United States. His miniatures were usually painted on ivory. Other works of Chinnery depicted images of China. He had profound influence on the China Trade World, and others went on to imitate his style. He was the first artist to paint the island of Hong Kong in 1846.
Some of D’Oyley’s paintings have been confused with Chinnery’s works. They were friends while attending drawing lessons, and they have similar style and coloring techniques.
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