Was George Chinnery - that talented and sought-out artist of India and the China coast – hopelessly in debt for most of his long career? What were his relations with the thriving school of Cantonese ‘export’ painters? And did he embellish his autobiography in ways that have deceived biographers (and novelists) ever since?
Formerly Keeper of Fine Art at the Royal Pavilion, Art Gallery and Museums, Brighton, Dr Patrick Conner is Director of the Martyn Gregory Gallery, London, specialists in historical paintings related to the China Trade. He is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society and has curated a number of loan exhibitions in England and Hong Kong. His books include George Chinnery 1774-1852, artist of India and the China coast, and The Hongs of Canton - Western Merchants in South China 1700-1900. He is the presenter of the film ‘In the Footsteps of George Chinnery - an English artist in Macau’ (2017).
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