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Arthur Devis (1711 - 1787)

Lot 3: ARTHUR DEVIS 1711-1787

Sotheby's

June 7, 2006
London, United Kingdom

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Description

VARIOUS PROPERTIES

A HUNT PORTRAIT INCLUDING EDWARD CHESTER (1712-1767) OWNER OF COCKENHATCH, HIS BROTHER, PETER CHESTER (1720-1799) GOVERNOR OF FLORIDA, THE ESTATE MANAGER, THOMAS GORSUCH, AND THE CLERGYMAN OF THE PARISH OF BARKWAY, THE REV. WILLIAM ANDREW

measurements note
61 by 74 cm., 24 by 29 in.

All full length, standing in the grounds of Cockenhatch with a bay hunter, hounds beyond

oil on canvas

PROVENANCE

By descent to Harry Chester, Stanstead, Essex (d.1970)

NOTE

Edward Chester (1712-1767) appears in an identical pose in Devis's portrait of Leak Okeover, Rev. John Allen and Captain Chester in the grounds of Okeover Hall, Staffordshire (Paul Mellon Collection, Yale Center for British Art, no.235).

Cockenach, formerly known as Cockenhatch, was built in 1716. Later additions were made to the house in 1833 and 1925.

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