1774, Jan 51796-1840s1852, May 30
Born in London, studied at the Royal Academy Schools. Moved to Ireland in 1796, where he established himself as an artist. Married Marianne Vigne in 1799 and then left her (and two infant children) in 1801. He went to London for a year and then to India, becoming the leading artist of the British community. By 1813 he joined the freemasons. In 1825 he moved to Macau, living there (with some travel to China and Hong Kong) until his death.
 Gallery (9)


Thomas Beale

Thomas Richardson Colledge with patients

Gilbert Eliot, 1st Earl of Minto

Wealthy Hong merchant

An Indian Herdsman On A Bank, Cattle Watering In A River Below

Self Portrait

Catherine Sherson nee Taylor
Watercolour on ivory

Street Scene, Macao, With Pigs
Oil on canvas, 20.6 x 24.4 cm© / Victoria and Albert Museum, London
 Timeline (4)
01/05/1774-Painter George Chinnery is born in London
04/19/1799-Artist George Chinnery marries Marianne Vigne in Dublin
09/29/1825-English artist George Chinnery arrives in Macau from Calcutta
05/30/1852-English artist George Chinnery dies in Macau
George Chinnery1774, Jan 51796
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