Manner of George Chinnery (1774-1852) - 19th Century Watercolour, The Watermill
A fin and crisply detailed watercolour river scene in the manner of George Chinnery (1774-1852). The scene shows a continental watermill building on the banks of a river with a bridge stretching off in the distance. Figures rest under a tree on the banks in the foreground. The artist has used subtle flashes of colour in the figures clothes to make them stand out from the muted landscape.
The painting is unsigned and presented in a smart, gilt effect frame with glazing and a cream mount. There is a label at the reverse with extensive information on George Chinnery.On wove.
The painting has some discoloration typical for its age. There is some foxing to the top left are of the painting. The frame is in fine condition.
17.8 x 23.2cm (7" x 9.1")Framed Size: 35.5 x 40.8cm (14" x 16.1")
Born in 1774 He lived in London and Ireland until 1802 when he sailed to Madras (Chennai) on the ship Gilwell. He established himself as a painter there and then in Calcutta (Kolkata), where he became the leading artist of the British community in India.
Some of his most famous paintings are of the Indian family of Colonel James Achilles Kirkpatrick British Resident to the Nizam of Hyderabad who had set up home, to some scandal among his fellow Europeans, with the Indo-Iranian great niece of the Nizam of Hyderabad's chief minister. He painted The Kirkpatrick Children presenting them " [with a] sympathy that is rare in portraiture of the period. Mounting debt prompted a move in 1825 to southern China.
In 1846 he made a six-month visit to Hong Kong, where he suffered from ill health but made detailed studies of the newly founded colony. He died in Macau on 30 May 1852 and is buried in the Old Protestant Cemetery there.
|Artist||Manner of George Chinnery (1774-1852)|
|Dimensions||17.8 x 23.2cm|
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