London, South Kensington
2 November 2016
Arthur Devis (Preston, Lancs. 1712-1787 Brighton)
Portrait of Sir Peregrine Courtenay, standing full-length, in a park, leaning against a tree trunk in a blue coat and white waistcoat, holding a tricorn hat
signed and dated 'ADevis. [AD linked] 175*' (lower left)
oil on canvas
24 x 16 ¼ in. (61 x 41.3 cm.)
Sir G. Fielding, 1922.
Anonymous sale [D.M. Lewis]; Christie's, London, 4 May 1951, lot 120 (150 gns. to Robert).
Mrs. Robert Tritton; (†) Christie's, London, 17 June 1983, lot 146.
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S. H. Paviere, The Devis Family of Painters, Leigh-on-sea, 1950, no. 27.
E. G. D'Oench, The Conversation Piece; Arthur Devis and his Contemporaries, New Haven, 1980, no. 38.
We are grateful to Brian Allen for confirming the attribution upon first hand inspection.
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