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Creator Arthur Devis, 1712–1787, British
Title Portrait of a Family, Traditionally Known as the Swaine Family of Fencroft, Cambridgeshire
Alternate Title(s) Family Group Beside a River (called 'The Swaine Family')
'A Family of Anglers: the Swaine Family of Laverington [sic] Hall in the Isle of Ely'
The Swaine Family
Date 1749
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 25 1/4 x 40 3/4 inches (64.1 x 103.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/
Marks/
Lettering
Signed and dated, lower center: "Art Devis fe | 1749."
Credit Line Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accession Number B1981.25.234
Collection Paintings and Sculpture
Link to This Record http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/1669676
Subject Terms book | boy | children | conversation piece | dog (animal) | family | fence | fichu | fish | fishing | girl | hat | mantua | men | petticoat | portrait | reading | water | women
Place Represented Cambridgeshire | England | United Kingdom
Publications

Judy Egerton, British Sporting and Animal Paintings 1655-1867: A Catalogue, , Tate Publishing, London, 1978, pp. 57-59, no. 59, Col. Pl. 10, ND1383 G7 B75 OVERSIZE (YCBA)


Ellen G. D'Oench, The Conversation Piece: Arthur Devis & his contemporaries, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1980, pp. 18-9, 54-55, 88, cat. no. 21, AD List no. 149, col. pl. 21, NJ18 D5151 D64 OVERSIZE


Polite society by Arthur Devis, 1712-1787, portraits of the English country gentleman and his family : catalogue of the exhibition, The Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, Lancs., October 1st-November 12th, 1983, National Portrait Gallery, London, November 25th, 1983-January 29th, 1984 ..., Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston (Lancashire), 1983, pp. 54, 100, no. 30, NJ18 D5151 S37 (YCBA)


British art : an illustrated souvenir of the exhibition of British art at the Royal Academy of Arts, London : Winter Exhibition : 1934, , , Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1934, p. 36, J642 934L (LSF) , Also available online at: http://www.racollection.org.uk


British art : an illustrated souvenir of the exhibition of British art at the Royal Academy of Arts, London : Winter Exhibition : 1934, , , W. Clowes and sons, London, 1934, p. 36, J642 934L (LSF) , Also available online at: http://www.racollection.org.uk


Commemorative catalogue of the exhibition of British art, Royal academy of arts, London, January-March 1934., Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1935, p. 27, no. 86, Pl. 23, N6761 L651 (YCBA)


Commemorative catalogue of the exhibition of British art, Royal academy of arts, London, January-March 1934., Oxford University Press, London, 1935, p. 27, no. 86, Pl. 23, N6761 L651 (YCBA)


Exhibition of British art, c. 1000-1860 : full catalogue [of the Winter Exhibition held on January 6-March 10, 1934]., , , Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1934, p. 157, no. 390, N6761 L65 (YCBA) , Also available on line [Royal Academy] and on mictofiche [B 162 (YCBA)]


George Charles Williamson, English conversation pictures of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, B.T. Batsford, London, 1931, p. 12, pl. XXX, ND1304 E5 1931 + (YCBA)


Philip Sassoon, Loan exhibition of English conversation pieces in aid of the Royal Northern Hospital ... March 4th to 30th (inclusive) 1930, Battley Brothers, [s.l., 1930, no. 105, ND1304 S37 1930 (HAAS)


Philip Sassoon, Loan exhibition of English conversation pieces in aid of the Royal Northern Hospital ... March 4th to 30th (inclusive) 1930, Royal Northern Hospital, [s.l., 1930, no. 105, ND1304 S37 1930 (HAAS)


Frederick Antal, Hogarth and his place in European art., Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1962, p. 240, fn. 50, pl. 30A, NJ18 H67 A63 (YCBA)


John T. Hayes, Thomas Gainsborough, Ferrara Arte, [S.l., 1998, pp. 37-38, Fig. 2, NJ18 G16 H485 1998 + (YCBA)


Mary Webster, Johan Zoffany, 1733-1810, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2011, pp. 148, 149, fig. 135, NJ18 Z68 W43 2011 + (YCBA)


Sydney H Paviere, The Devis family of painters, F. Lewis, Publishers, Limited, Leigh-on-Sea, 1950, p. 56, AD List no.. 129, NJ18 D515 P28 (YCBA)


The Sale Room, The Times (London), London, 18 March 1940, p. 11, Available Online: The Times Digital Archive , Also available on microfilm : Film An T482 (SML)


The Sale Room, The Times (London), London, 26 April 1940, p. 4, Available Online: Times Digital Archive , Also available on microfilm: Film An T482 (SML)


Brennero The Meeting Place of the Duce and Hitler, , The Times (London), London, Tuesday, 19 March 1940, p. 12, Available online: Times Digital Archive , Also available on Microfilm : Film An T482 (SML)


Prices go through the roof at Sotheby's Sale of Dick collection of Paintings, The Times (London), London, Thursday, 1 November, 1973, p. 1, Available online: Times Digital Archive , Also avaiable on microfilm : Film An T482 (SML)


Mr. Jack Dick, The Times (London), London, Wednesday, 9 January 1974, p. 17, Available online: Times Digital Archive , Also available on Microfilm Film An T482 (SML)


In the Sale Room, The Arthur Gilbey Collection, The Observer, 149th year, London, 21 April 1940, p. 10, Available online: Proquest, the Observer Database , Also available on microfilm : Film An Ob7 (SML)


Sotheby's sale catalogue. British Paintings 1500-1850. 16th May 1990., Sotheby's, London, 16 May 1990, p. 29, lot no. 41, Auction Catalogues (YCBA)


Christopher Beharrel, " Angling and the Artist " : 18th Century Angling Portraits, Country Life, Vol 178, 25 July 1985, p. 206, fig. no. 2, S3 C68 OVERSIZE (YCBA)


Frank Davis, Talking about Salerooms : Resurrected Reputations, Country Life, vol 154, 20 December 1973, p. 2102, no. 1, S3 C68 OVERSIZE (YCBA)


[ Advertisement ] Sotheby's : English Conversation Piece, , Country Life, vol 166, 4 October 1979, p. 56q, S3 C68 OVERSIZE (YCB A)


Walter Shaw Sparrow, Angling in British Art Through Five Centuries : Prints, Pictures, Books, , John Lane The Bodley Head Limited, London, 1923, p. 184, N8250 S6 OVERSIZE (YCBA)


Guy Manners, International Salerooms, Connoisseur, vol. 185, January 1974, pp. 85, 86, fig. 8, N1 C75 (LC) OVERSIZE (YCBA)


In the Auction Rooms : The Arthur Gilbey Angling Collection, Connoisseur, vol. 105, April 1940, p. 181, N1 C75 OVERSIZE (YCBA)


James G. Mann, British Art at Burlington House, II : Sculpture, Furniture and Objects of Art, Connoisseur, vol.93, February 1934, p. 83, N1 C75 (LC) OVERSIZE (YCBA)


G. W., The Sale Room, Apollo, vol. 99, p. 76, fig. 6, N1 A54 (LC) OVERSIZE (YCBA)

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