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George Chinnery

 (1774 - 1852)
George Chinnery was active/lived in United Kingdom, India, China.  George Chinnery is known for portrait and figure painting and drawing.

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George Chinnery was an English painter who spent most of his life in Asia, especially India and southern China. He was born in London, where he studied at the Royal Academy Schools. His father was an exponent of the Gurney system of shorthand; his elder brother William Chinnery owned what is now Gilwell Park in Epping Forest in Essex, before he was discovered to have committed large-scale fraud, and fled to Sweden. George Chinnery moved in 1796 to Ireland, where he enjoyed some success as an artist, and married Marianne (née Vigne) on 19 April 1799 in Dublin.

Chinnery returned to London in 1801 without his wife and two infant children. In 1802 he sailed to Madras (Chennai) on the ship Gilwell. He established himself as a   ...  Displaying 750 of 4296 characters.

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