Portrait of Anthony Devis by Arthur Devis

Half-length portrait, almost minature in scale, depicting a young man of about eighteen years old.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
12.7 x 9.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,880 ( Total: £9,600)
Acquired in:
2003
Vendor:
Sotheby's

Anthony Devis (1729 - 1816) was the artist's half-brother, and the two worked together until Anthony established himself as an independent and successful landscape painter around 1760. The relaxed informality of the work in both mood and technique is seldom found in Arthur Devis' oeuvre.

Provenance

By descent from the sitter to Mrs Caroline Tupper; Christie's 1936 (wrongly attributed to Arthur William Devis); Thomas Agnew and Sons; private collection.

Venue details

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

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