Inscribed at upper left in pen and black ink, "[?]ulnashro / [?]tween his Legs in a tandem!", partially cut off; on verso at upper left in graphite, "1357 Chinnery", at upper center, "5 5/8 x 4", at center in pen and brown ink, miscellaneous mark, "2/".
Trained at the Royal Academy Schools, George Chinnery made his reputation in oil portraiture. In 1802, facing mounting debt despite a thriving career, he set sail for India, living in various locations in India and China until the end of his life. Although Chinnery continued to send portraits to the Royal Academy, his real love was sketching village landscapes and genre scenes.
Hillman, Ernest, Jr., former owner.