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ID: 500115440
 
Record Type: Person
Devis, Arthur (English painter, 1712-1787)

Note: Early specialist in the small conversation piece. His paintings are known for their doll-like charm and delicately detailed settings. Devis' works are of interest to social historians as his clientele was mostly from the newly prosperous middle class.

Names:
Devis, Arthur (preferred,V,index,LC)
Arthur Devis (V,display)
1708 - 1787 (V)

Nationalities:
British (modern) (preferred)
English
undetermined

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
portraitist

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Preston (Lancashire, England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)
Died:  Brighton (Brighton and Hove, England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   London (Greater London, England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)
active:   Lancashire (New Castle county, Delaware, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
parent of ....  Devis, Arthur William  
................  (English painter, 1762-1822) [500017216]
parent of ....  Devis, Thomas Anthony  
................  (British painter, 1757-1810) [500001847]
sibling of ....  Devis, Anthony  
..................  (British painter, 1729-1816) [500009608]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Devis, Arthur (I)

Biographies:
(English painter, 1712-1787) ..... [VP Preferred]
(British painter, ca.1708-1787) ..... [BHA]
(British, 1708-1787) ..... [GRLPSC]
(British painter, 1711-1787) ..... [PROV]
(British artist, 1708-1787) ..... [WCP]
(British artist, 1712-1787) ..... [WCI]
(British artist, 1712-1787) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(artist, 1711-1787) ..... [GRL]
(Unknown artist) ..... [PROV]

Sources and Contributors:
1708 - 1787 ........ [GRISC]
....................  M. Knoedler & Co. records, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2012-)
Arthur Devis ........ [PROV, VP]
..........................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
..........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Devis, Arthur ........ [BHA Preferred, GRISC Preferred, GRL Preferred, GRLPSC Preferred, PROV Preferred, VP Preferred, WCI Preferred, WCP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80156628
............................  M. Knoedler & Co. records, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2012-)
............................  Oxford Concise Dictionary of Art and Artists (1996) 145
............................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
............................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Künstler (1980-1986)
............................  Witt Library, Authority files

Subject: ........ [BHA, GRISC, GRL, GRLPSC, PROV, VP, WCI, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  DNB: Oxford National Biography, 1912-1921 (1927)
....................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 10 Sept 2002
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  M. Knoedler & Co. records, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2012-)
....................  Oxford Concise Dictionary of Art and Artists (1996) 145
....................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
....................  Redgrave, Artists of English School (1970)
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
....................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Künstler (1980-1986)
....................  Waterhouse, British 18th-Century Painters (1981)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [VP, WL-Courtauld]
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