Half-length portrait, almost minature in scale, depicting a young man of about eighteen years old.
Portrait of Anthony Devis by Arthur Devis, c. 1747
© Harris Museum & Art Gallery
- Oil on canvas
- 12.7 x 9.5 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £2,880 ( Total: £9,600)
- Acquired in:
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.
By descent from the sitter to Mrs Caroline Tupper; Christie's 1936 (wrongly attributed to Arthur William Devis); Thomas Agnew and Sons; private collection.