A Drover with His Herd in a Wooded Landscape

Anthony Devis (1729 - 1816)

Watercolour, pen and ink and crayon, on paper

c.1800
  • About the artist
    Anthony Devis was born in Preston and was from a well-known artistic family. His half brother was the better-known painter Arthur Devis (c.1711-1787). Anthony is believed to have worked as a painter from the age of 13. He lived and worked in London from 1742 and won a prize for landscape at the Society of Artists of Great Britain in 1763. His work was exhibited at the Free Society of Artists in 1761 and 1763 and at the Royal Academy in 1772 and 1781. Devis toured widely around Britain, particularly in wilder areas such as the Lake District, and gradually both he and those who bought his paintings came under the spell of the picturesque.
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  • Details
    Title
    A Drover with His Herd in a Wooded Landscape
    Date
    c.1800
    Medium
    Watercolour, pen and ink and crayon, on paper
    Dimensions
    height: 25.80 cm, width: 39.20 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Christie's, March 1977
    Inscription
    None
    Provenance
    Sold through Christie's, London, on 1 March 1977 (Lot 109); from which sale purchased by the Department of the Environment
    GAC number
    13000