Arthur Devis

Wainwright, Clive; Wainwright, Jane
December 1983
Magazine Antiques;Dec83, Vol. 124 Issue 6, p1144
The article reports that the National Portrait Gallery in London, England is holding an exhibition entitled "Polite Society: Arthur Devis 1712-1787: Portraits of the English Country Gentleman and His Family." The event, which was organized to commemorate the centenary of the Harris Museum and Art Gallery in Preston, in Lancanshire County, will be held through January 29, 1984. The life and work of the painter are also highlighted.


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