16 June 2000
Arthur Devis (c.1711-1787)
Portrait of a gentleman, full-length, in a brown coat and waistcoat, his left arm resting on a chair, his right hand holding a cane, in an interior
oil on canvas
19 x 14¼ in. (48.3 x 36.3 cm.)
With Thos. Agnews & Sons Ltd., London, 1943.
Mrs. Robert Tritton, Godmersham Park, Kent.
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S.H. Pavière, The Devis Family of Painters, Leigh-on-Sea, 1950, p. 44, no. 54.
E.G. D'Oench, The Conversation Piece: Arthur Devis and his Contemporaries, New Haven, 1980, p. 90, no. 200.
This portrait, which D'Oench, op.cit., dates to circa 1739-40, was one of four small length portraits by Devis in Mr and Mrs Robert Tritton's collection (for the others see S. Pavière, op.cit., nos. 51, 52 and 53).
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