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    Sale 5929

    The Sunday Sale - Property of the Late Monty Lewis, removed from Hyver Manor & Property of the Late Dr. William Lindsaygordon

    29 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 34

    GEORGE CHINNERY, R.H.A. (BRITISH, 1774-1852)

    Price Realised  

    GEORGE CHINNERY, R.H.A. (BRITISH, 1774-1852)
    Portrait of Manuel Pareira, small-half-length, in an interior
    oil on canvas
    11 1/8 x 9 in. (28.2 x 23 cm.)


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    George Chinnery met success early as a portraitist, exhibiting his first work in 1791, and winning acclaim in both London and then Dublin, where he moved in 1795. During his time in Dublin, he became R.H.A. In 1802 he sailed to India, and for twenty years painted scenes of Indian life, and portraits of the British expatriate community. In 1825, he moved to Macau. He continued on to Canton, but heard in 1830 that his wife had died; he then returned to Macao and continued his career as a painter there, showing his all-embracing fascination with Oriental life. The present portrait depicts Manuel Pereira, a merchant who lived in the Casa Garden Mansion, Macau.

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    Provenance

    Sotheby's Colonade, 11 October 1995, lot 305.