Arthur Devis

1712-1787 England-Rococo

 

Brief Biography-Arthur Devis from Preston, left for London in 1728 to work for the Flemish sporting artist Peter Tillemans. He studied with him copying artists such as Giovanni Paolo Pannini and Jan Frans van Bloemen. His works exhibit an influence by Tillemans. He became a recognised portraitist in London by the 1740s which lasted until the 1760s when his style was considered outdated. He was made president of the Free Society of Artists during which time he made a living from art restoration. In 1783 he settled in Brighton where he lived for the remainder of his life.

 

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An Unknown
Man

An Unknown Man with His Daughter

Children in
an Interior

Children in an Interior

Gentleman
with a Cannon

Gentleman with a Cannon

John Orde-His
Wife Anne-

John Orde-His Wife Anne and His Eldest Son William

Robert Gwillym
of Atherton-

Robert Gwillym of Atherton and His Family

Mr and Mrs
Hill

Mr and Mrs Hill

Mr and Mrs
Atherton

Mr and Mrs Atherton

The John
Bacon Family

The John Bacon Family

A Lady in a
Drawing Room

A Lady in a Drawing Room

Swaine Family
of Fencroft

The Swaine Family of Fencroft Cambridgeshire

Alicia and Jane
Clarke

Alicia and Jane Clarke in a Wooded Landscape

Leak Okeover-
Reverend John Allen

Leak Okeover-Reverend John Allen and Captain Chester

Sir George and
Lady Strickland-

Sir George and Lady Strickland in the Park of Boynton Hall

An Unknown Man
in a Library

An Unknown Man in a Library

Sir Thomas Cave
Bt and his Family

Sir Thomas Cave Bt and his Family

Anne Streatfeild
nee Sidney-

Anne Streatfeild nee Sidney

Arthur Holdsworth
conversing -

Arthur Holdsworth conversing with Thomas Taylor

Juliana
Penn

Juliana Penn

John Trevor-Third
Baron Trevor-

John Trevor-Third Baron Trevor of Saint Anne's Hill

Mr and Mrs
Richard Bull

Mr and Mrs Richard Bull

Sir Nathaniel and
Lady Caroline

Sir Nathaniel and Lady Caroline Curzon

Sir Roger Newdigate
in the Library

Sir Roger Newdigate in the Library at Arbury

The
Duet

The Duet

Triptych-Mr Peter
Ducane

Triptych-Mr Peter Ducane

Triptych-Mrs Mary
Ducane-nee Norris

Triptych-Mrs Mary Ducane-nee Norris

The Ducane
Children

The Ducane Children

Unknown Boy in
a Landscape

Unknown Boy in a Landscape

William Farington
of Shawe Hall

William Farington of Shawe Hall Lancashire

An Unknown Man
Seated at a Table

An Unknown Man Seated at a Table