Follower of George Chinnery
Portrait of W. W. Wood, seated small half length, with a ledger
with inscription 'W. W. Wood by Chinnery / from W C B[?]' on the stretcher
oil on canvas
978 x 8in. (25.1 x 20.3cm.)
with a preparatory(?) drawing on transfer paper laid down on paper of the same subject attributed to Chinnery. There are fragments of a sheet by Chinnery including inscriptions in the artist's shorthand on the reverse of the mount.

A printed label on the reverse of the drawing reads: 'W. W. Wood was a good friend of Chinnery and published a book of sketches. He was born in Philadelphia in 1805(?) and probably died in Manila. He was founder and editor of the Canton Register (1827-1828) and the Canton Gazette (1831-1833). He was the son of the famous American actor manager William Burkewood (1779-1861) and his leading lady Juliana Westray. W. W. Wood also worked for Russell & Co. and later rejoined Russell, Sturgis & Co. in Manila.'

two (2)
A.G. Cameron, Esq.; sale, Sotheby Parke Bernet (Hong Kong), 4 Dec. 1978, lot 36.
Anon. sale, Sotheby Parke Bernet (Hong Kong), 25 May 1981, lot 109 (the drawing recorded there as previously in the collection of J.R. Jones).
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