CHANCELLOR, GEORGE

(b. 1796, d. 1862)

Landscape and Miniature Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Was son of John Chancellor, a watch and clock maker, of 55 Lower Sackville Street, Dublin, and was born in 1796. He succeeded to his father's business which has continued in the family to the present time. He was devoted to art and painted, as an amateur, both landscapes and miniatures. In 1817 he sent two landscape compositions to the exhibition of the Society of Artists in Dublin, in 1819 a "Sketch of the Metal Bridge," and in 1828 a "View of the Post Office and Nelson Pillar." He first exhibited miniatures in 1828, sending nine specimens of his work to the Royal Hibernian Academy. In the following year he sent six, including one of "Miss Walstein in the character of Mrs. Page," and one of the "Revd. H. R. Dawson, dean of St. Patrick's." He did not again exhibit. Many of his miniatures are in possession of his family. He died after a long illness at 55 Lower Sackville Street, on the 5th October, 1862.

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