Medway Hall, Angel Centre, Angel Lane Tonbridge TN9 1SF
This talk covers George Chinnery's portraits of many of the leading figures of the East India Company.
Clive Stewart-Lockhart studied on the Sotheby's Works of Art course and has now been working in the fine art world for 40 years and has been a specialist on the BBC Antiques Roadshow for over 20 years. Horace Walpole said, in 1783, that ‘No man ever went to the East Indies with good intentions’ and George Chinnery was certainly that man. Running away from debt and his wife, who he charmingly described as ‘the ugliest woman I have ever seen’, he settled in India for 23 years before running away from debt again to China. This talk covers his portraits of many of the leading figures of the East India Company, most notably Colonel James Kirkpatrick, his 14 year old Indo-Persian wife and their children, key figures in William Dalrymple’s White Mughals, as well as his beautiful scenes of everyday life and landscapes.
THE ARTS SOCIETY ACCREDITED LECTURER
Mr Clive Stewart-Lockhart
Clive studied on the Sotheby's Works of Art course and has now been working in the fine art world for 47 years. Until recently he was a Director of Woolley and Wallis, the UK's leading regional firm of auctioneers, in Salisbury, and was a specialist on the BBC Antiques Roadshow for 25 years between 1991 and 2016. Has also lectured on cruise ships as well as for many other groups, and recently published a major article in the Journal of the Decorative Arts Society on Betty Joel. He is now an independent art advisor.