Clicky

(0) View Cart

"A River In Ceylon a Vintage Orientalist Painting of India by George Chinnery" George Chinnery was an English painter who spent most of his life in Asia, especially India and southern China. Chinnery was born in London, where he studied at the Royal Academy Schools. 

George Chinnery moved in 1796 to Ireland, where he enjoyed some success as an artist, and married Marianne (née Vigne) on 19 April 1799 in Dublin.

 

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. Among the subjects of his portraits are the Scottish opium traders William Jardine and James Matheson as well as the diarist Harriet Low. George Chinnery learnt the Gurney system shorthand from his father and grandfather (both writing-masters), and he used his own modified version of this shorthand for jotting quick notes on his pencil sketches.

A River In Ceylon - George Chinnery - Vintage Orientalist Painting of India

Buy Posters, Framed Art Prints, Canvas Prints & Large Art Prints

Small        Size

Small Size

A River In Ceylon - George Chinnery - Vintage Orientalist Painting of India Poster
Rolled • 17x12 inches
BEST SELLER
Small        Size

Small Size

A River In Ceylon - George Chinnery - Vintage Orientalist Painting of India Poster
Framed • 17x12 inches
Small Size

Small Size

A River In Ceylon - George Chinnery - Vintage Orientalist Painting of India Art Print
Rolled • 12x7 inches
Compact Size

Compact Size

A River In Ceylon - George Chinnery - Vintage Orientalist Painting of India Art Print
Rolled • 18x10 inches
BEST SELLER
Medium Size

Medium Size

A River In Ceylon - George Chinnery - Vintage Orientalist Painting of India Art Print
Rolled • 24x13 inches
Small Size

Small Size

A River In Ceylon - George Chinnery - Vintage Orientalist Painting of India Canvas Print
Rolled • 12x7 inches
Compact Size

Compact Size

A River In Ceylon - George Chinnery - Vintage Orientalist Painting of India Canvas Print
Rolled • 18x10 inches
Small Size

Small Size

A River In Ceylon - George Chinnery - Vintage Orientalist Painting of India Canvas Framed Print
Framed • 12x7 inches
Small Size

Small Size

A River In Ceylon - George Chinnery - Vintage Orientalist Painting of India Canvas Print
Wrapped • 12x7 inches
BEST SELLER
Medium Size

Medium Size

A River In Ceylon - George Chinnery - Vintage Orientalist Painting of India Canvas Print
Rolled • 24x13 inches
Compact Size

Compact Size

A River In Ceylon - George Chinnery - Vintage Orientalist Painting of India Canvas Print
Wrapped • 18x10 inches
Compact Size

Compact Size

A River In Ceylon - George Chinnery - Vintage Orientalist Painting of India Canvas Framed Print
Framed • 18x10 inches
BEST SELLER
Medium Size

Medium Size

A River In Ceylon - George Chinnery - Vintage Orientalist Painting of India Canvas Print
Wrapped • 24x13 inches
BEST SELLER
Medium Size

Medium Size

A River In Ceylon - George Chinnery - Vintage Orientalist Painting of India Canvas Framed Print
Framed • 24x13 inches
Small Size

Small Size

A River In Ceylon - George Chinnery - Vintage Orientalist Painting of India Framed Print
Framed with Mat • 12x7 inches
Compact Size

Compact Size

A River In Ceylon - George Chinnery - Vintage Orientalist Painting of India Framed Print
Framed with Mat • 18x10 inches
BEST SELLER
Medium Size

Medium Size

A River In Ceylon - George Chinnery - Vintage Orientalist Painting of India Framed Print
Framed with Mat • 24x13 inches

"A River In Ceylon a Vintage Orientalist Painting of India by George Chinnery" George Chinnery was an English painter who spent most of his life in Asia, especially India and southern China. Chinnery was born in London, where he studied at the Royal Academy Schools. 

George Chinnery moved in 1796 to Ireland, where he enjoyed some success as an artist, and married Marianne (née Vigne) on 19 April 1799 in Dublin.

 

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. Among the subjects of his portraits are the Scottish opium traders William Jardine and James Matheson as well as the diarist Harriet Low. George Chinnery learnt the Gurney system shorthand from his father and grandfather (both writing-masters), and he used his own modified version of this shorthand for jotting quick notes on his pencil sketches.

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.

Related Collections


Accolades From Our Customers

Everything Under The Sun

Tallenge Store

From old masters to modern masterpieces. From curated sets to eclectic individual pieces. We have art that will be perfect for your requirement, be it for a home, office or restaurant.
If you would like us to create a collection specific to your need, or have our in-house artists reproduce a favorite piece of art, share your requirement and we will make it happen.

Choice Of Size & Formats

Tallenge Store

Be it a small 8x8 size print to big life-size prints, we can deliver any size to you. Plus, we give you options of framed Giclee print, gallery-wrapped canvas, or delivered in a roll to frame as per your requirement.

Quality Assurance

Tallenge Store

Whether a single piece for an empty wall, or a large number of works for a restaurant or a resort project, you will have our complete attention and an assurance of quality and commitment to timelines. We only use the best materials and the results will show once you have the piece of art in your hand.

0 / 0 Rs
Continue shopping
Your Order

You have no items in your cart

Liquid error: divided by 0