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    Sale 12307

    Old Master and British Paintings

    2 November 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 148

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

    Portrait of a gentleman, small full-length, wearing a blue coat, in an interior

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Circle of Arthur Devis (Preston, Lancs. 1712-1787 Brighton)
    Portrait of a gentleman, small full-length, wearing a blue coat, in an interior
    oil on canvas
    30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm.)
    in an English 18th century carved giltwood frame


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    Provenance

    Sir Herbert Hughes-Stanton, R.A.
    Mrs. Robert Tritton, removed from Godmersham Park, Kent; Christie's, London, 25 March 1966, lot 60.
    Anonymous sale [The Property of a Lady]; Christie's, London, 23 June 1972, lot 103.
    Anonymous sale [The Property of a Lady]; Christie's, London, 24 June 1977, lot 85 (£2,000).


    Literature

    S. H. Paviere, 'Biographical Notes on the Devis Family of Painters', Walpole Society, XXV, 1936, p. 130, no. 68, as 'attributed picture'.


    Exhibited

    Preston, Lancashire Art, 1937, no. 5.