Four Miniature Portraits of the Devis Family by Arthur Devis

Four miniature portraits by Arthur Devis of his family.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas or oil on panel
Art Fund grant:
£1,250 ( Total: £5,000)
Acquired in:
1981
Vendor:
Elizabeth Lee & Caroline Skinner

1) Elizabeth Faulkner, his wife; 2) Anthony Devis Senior, father of Arthur Devis; 3) Anthony Devis Junior, half brother of Arthur Devis; 4) John Devis, half brother of Arthur Devis. They are all in their original frames and have early, identifying inscriptions on the backs. All seem to date from 1742.

Provenance

Family of Martin Tupper, collateral descendants of Devis, but separated by 1895 when a list of his portraits was made.

Venue details

Harris Museum & Art Gallery Market Square, PRESTON Lancashire PR1 2PP 01772 258 248 www.harrismuseum.org.uk

Entry details

Free to all
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