George Chinnery, RHA (British, 1774-1852) Dr John Macwhirter (c.1780-1853), wearing black coat, white waistcoat, frilled chemise and tied cravat

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Lot 241Y
George Chinnery, RHA
(British, 1774-1852)
Dr John Macwhirter (c.1780-1853), wearing black coat, white waistcoat, frilled chemise and tied cravat
Sold for £ 9,000 (US$ 11,949) inc. premium

Lot Details
George Chinnery, RHA (British, 1774-1852)
Dr John Macwhirter (c.1780-1853), wearing black coat, white waistcoat, frilled chemise and tied cravat.
Gilt-mounted rectangular papier-mâché frame; together with a portrait of George Mercer (1772-1853), wearing green coat, white waistcoat and cravat, English School, circa 1810, similarly framed.
Oval, 78mm (3 1/16in) high (2)

Footnotes

  • Macwhirter served in India with the Honourable East India Company as a surgeon 1803-1825, predominantly in Bengal. He married Harriet Anne Reid in Calcutta 12 September 1810. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh 1824 and emigrated to Australia in 1846 where he lived until returning to Edinburgh at the end of his life.

    Mercer married Harriet Anne Reid's sister Frances Charlotte Reid. He was a merchant in Calcutta before also moving to Australia.

    Part illustrated.
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