Arthur William Devis 1762-1822.Portrait Charlotte Shore.Oil On Canvas
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Arthur William Devis.
English ( b.1762 - d.1822 ).
Portrait of Charlotte Shore, Daughter of the 1st Lord Teignmouth 1790 - 1864.
Oil on Canvas.
Oval Image size 26.2 inches x 20.5 inches ( 66.5cm x 62cm )
Frame size 34.6 inches x 28.7 inches ( 88cm x 73cm )
Available for sale from Big Sky Fine Art; this original oil painting by Arthur William Devis dating from around 1820.
The painting is presented and supplied in a 19th century fancy frame (which is shown in these photographs). The painted surfaces and the frame have benefitted from some restoration, cleaning and conservation, which took place in 2017 on our instructions. The canvas is lined.
This antique painting is now in very good condition, commensurate with its age. It wants for nothing and is supplied ready to hang and display.
Provenance: By descent in the family of the sitter. Exhibited: Preston, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, 2000, Arthur William Devis, no.52.
Arthur William Devis was one of the most talented British artists of the early nineteenth century. His historical works provided some of the definitive images of his generation. Born into an artistic family he studied at the Royal Academy Schools. At twenty he circumnavigated the world as draughtsman on the British East India Company ship Antelope under Captain Henry Wilson. His adventures included becoming ship-wrecked off the Pelew Islands, being shot with arrows by natives, spending a year in China and a decade in India. In 1795 he returned to England and earnt a reputation as a serious artist, painting important historical pieces including “The Conspiracy of Babington in the reign of Queen Elizabeth” and “Cardinal Langton and the Barons forcing King John to sign Magna”. After the Battle of Trafalgar, he went out to meet the Victory and painted the acclaimed piece “The Death of Vice-Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson, K.B in the cockpit of H.M.S.Victory, 21 Oct.1805”. The completed picture has become the definitive image of Nelson’s heroic end and his large oil sketch for the piece was purchased by Queen Victoria in 1852. Many of his important pieces, 65 of which were exhibited at the Royal Academy, became engravings and thus their images have become well known through the years.
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