George Chinnery (1774-1852)
Portrait of Catherine Sherson, born Taylor
1802 or 1803
Watercolour on ivory
Signed lower right 'C' and also 'EI', indicating that it was painted in the East Indies, and dated '180(?)'
Museum no. P.27-1922
Catherine (1780-1858) was a daughter of Captain, afterwards Colonel John Taylor of Madras. She married Robert Sherson at Madras in 1798. Like many of Catherine's family, her husband worked for the East India Company.