Sir Henry Orland Chamberlain, 1st Baronet (1773-1829) diplomat

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Other
    City: other locations abroad

    The sitter depicted in this 19th-century painting represents Sir Henry Chamberlain. He was the British Consul General in Rio de Janeiro from 8 April 1815 until 24 October 1819. Subsequently, he became chargé d’affaires when, together with Sir Charles Stuart de Rothesay he was in the position to negotiate a commercial treaty with Brazil. Chamberlain was created a baronet on 22 February 1828. 

    Chamberlain married Elizabeth Horrod of Exeter in 1795 and had two sons and a daughter. The sitter’s eldest son was the author of a book – Picturesque Views of Rio de Janeiro- written in 1821. 

    The portrait was presented as a gift to the British Embassy in Rio in March 1950 by Señor Gastao Nothman of the Brazilian Embassy in London. He had acquired the painting from Neville Henry Hargreaves Chamberlain, a later member of the Chamberlain family. 


  • About the artist

  • Explore
    People
    Chamberlain, Sir Henry Orland, 1st Baronet
    Places
    Materials & Techniques
    canvas, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    Sir Henry Orland Chamberlain, 1st Baronet (1773-1829) diplomat
    Date
    c.1810
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 76.80 cm, width: 64.30 cm
    Acquisition
    Presented by Senhor Gastão Nothman, October 1950
    Inscription
    none
    Provenance
    By descent from Chamberlain family; Neville Henry Hargreaves Chamberlain; from whom acquired by Senhor Gastão Nothman; presented by Senhor Nothman for the British Embassy, Rio de Janeiro 1950.
    GAC number
    1181