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    Sale 7561

    Simon Sainsbury The Creation of an English Arcadia

    18 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 36

    Attributed to Arthur Devis (Preston 1712-1786 Brighton)

    Portrait of a lady, small full-length, in a white dress with pink underskirt, seated beside a mahogany tripod table, a fireplace with a stucco overmantel beyond

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    Attributed to Arthur Devis (Preston 1712-1786 Brighton)
    Portrait of a lady, small full-length, in a white dress with pink underskirt, seated beside a mahogany tripod table, a fireplace with a stucco overmantel beyond
    oil on canvas
    15¾ x 13 in. (40 x 33 cm.)


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    The chimneypiece and chimneyboard featured in this picture can be compared with those in Devis' Portrait of Robert Dashwood and his wife, Anne, of Stamford Park, Nottinghamshire of 1750 (private collection). The ornament above the chimney may have been taken from the pattern book issued by G. Brunetti.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's London, 25 November 1977, lot 77, as by 'Arthur Devis' (sold for 1619 gns.).