London, South Kensington
2 November 2016
Arthur Devis (Preston, Lancs. 1712-1787 Brighton)
Portrait of a lady, said to be a member of the Lister family, seated, small full-length, in an interior
oil on canvas
19 ¾ x 14 in. (50.2 x 35.6 cm.)
Anonymous sale [Gurr Johns]; Christie's, London, 14 July 1939, lot 142.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 15 July 1942, lot 71 (to Thos. Agnew & Sons.)
Mr and Mrs Robert Tritton, Godmersham Park, Kent.
her sale; (†) Christie's, London, 17 June 1983, lot 144.
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S. H. Pavière, The Devis Family of Painters, Leigh-on-Sea, 1950, p. 62, no. 163.
E. G. D'Oench, The Conversation Piece; Arthur Devis and his Contemporaries, New Haven, 1980, no. 180.
We are grateful to Brian Allen for confirming the attribution on the basis of a photograph.
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