London, South Kensington
2 November 2016
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
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).
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S. H. Paviere, 'Biographical Notes on the Devis Family of Painters', Walpole Society, XXV, 1936, p. 130, no. 68, as 'attributed picture'.
Preston, Lancashire Art, 1937, no. 5.
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