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Arthur Devis

(1712-1787), Portrait painter

Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 4 portraits
Devis was a portrait painter, particularly known for his conversation pieces, a fashionable portrait type of the time, that showed groups of sitters in a domestic setting. Born in Lancashire, he spent most of his working life in London and from 1783, Brighton. He exhibited at the Free Society of Artists between 1762 and 1780 and restored Sir James Thornhill's paintings in the hall at Greenwich.

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Arthur Devis, by Arthur Devis - NPG 6153

Arthur Devis

by Arthur Devis
oil on oak panel, circa 1742-1744
On display in the Room 10 miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6153


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