George Chinnery (1774-1852)
George Chinnery (1774-1852)

Portrait of Judge Shearman Bird, full-length, seated, in a frock coat and breeches

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George Chinnery (1774-1852)
Portrait of Judge Shearman Bird, full-length, seated, in a frock coat and breeches
signed and dated 'Geo Chinnery F/Decr. 1817.' (lower right) and inscribed 'Shearman Bird Esq. 24 years Judge of the Court of Appeal at Dacca, Bengal Presidency, East Indies' (on the old backboard)
pencil, black and red chalk, grey wash
15 x 12.3/8 in. (39.4 x 31.5 cm.)
Literature
M. Archer, India and British Portraiture 1770-1825, London, 1979, p. 377, fig. 283.
P. Conner, George Chinnery 1774-1852, London, 1993, p. 93, pl. 51.

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