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    Sale 5900

    Christie's Interiors

    27 January 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 210

    Sir Charles D'Oyly, 7th Bt. (1781-1945)

    Caricature of George Chinnery

    Price Realised  


    Sir Charles D'Oyly, 7th Bt. (1781-1945)
    Caricature of George Chinnery
    inscribed 'Cupid attended by the Graces' (lower centre) and inscribed 'Chinnery/How happy could I be/with thee' (on the reverse)
    pencil, pen and brown ink
    6 7/8 x 5¼ in. (17.5 x 13.4 cm.)

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    D'Oyly was born in Culcutta but received his education in England. In 1798 he returned to India and lived in Culcutta until 1808 when he was transferred to Dacca to take up the post of Collector for the East India Company. It was in Dacca that he received lessons from the artist George Chinnery and it seems likely that he produced the present work in this period.

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    with Spink, London.