A goat sitting in a mountainous river landscape - George Chinnery - c 1815 - Vintage Orientalist Painting of India - Posters
George Chinnery was an English painter who spent most of his life in Asia, especially India and southern China. Chinnery returned to London in 1801 without his wife and two infant children.
In 1802 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.
Other than artistic value, his paintings are historically valuable as he was the only western painter resident in South China between the early and mid 19th century. He vividly depicted the life of ordinary people and the landscape of the Pearl River Delta at that period.View Artist Collection