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    Sale 12307

    Old Master and British Paintings

    2 November 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 146

    Circle of Arthur Devis (Preston, Lancs. 1712-1787 Brighton)

    Portrait of a gentleman, full-length, in a brown coat and blue breeches, with a walking stick in his right hand and holding ears of corn in his left, in a landscape

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    Estimate

    Circle of Arthur Devis (Preston, Lancs. 1712-1787 Brighton)
    Portrait of a gentleman, full-length, in a brown coat and blue breeches, with a walking stick in his right hand and holding ears of corn in his left, in a landscape
    oil on canvas
    20 x 14 in. (50.8 x 35.6 cm.)


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    Provenance

    with Agnew's, 1943.
    Mrs. Robert Tritton; (†) Christie's, London, 17 June 1983, lot 142.


    Saleroom Notice

    An alternative attribution to Edward Haytley (?Lancashire active 1740-1761) has been suggested.


    Literature

    S. H. Pavière, The Devis Family of Painters, Leigh-on-sea, 1950, p. 44, no. 52.