George Chinnery, English, 1774-1852
Title: The Artist's Wife
Date: c.1800
Medium: Oil on canvas
74 x 59 cm
Credit Line: Purchased, 1938
Object Number: NGI.1000
ProvenancePurchased, Executors of the late Miss I.M. Maguire, 1938
Exhibition HistoryGuildhall Exhibition, 1904

An Tostal, Crawford Municipal School of Art, Cork, 6-27 May 1956

George Chinnery Exhibition, National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, 29 June - 28 July 1957
Label TextChinnery is best known for the portraits, landscapes and sketches of everyday life he produced in India and China. During his residence in Ireland from 1796 to 1802, however, he proved an active and important member of the Irish cultural community. His friends included musicians, actors and fellow artists, and he helped to revive the Society of Artists in Ireland. In 1799 he married Marianne Vigne, daughter of the Dublin jeweller with whom he had taken lodgings. This is one of several portraits of Marianne he produced.