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Arthur Devis, 1712–1787, British

Leak Okeover, Rev. John Allen and Captain Chester at Okeover Hall, Staffordshire

Former Title(s):

Leak Okeover, Rev. John Allen and Captain Chester in the Grounds of Okeover Hall, Staffordshire [1985, Cormack, YCBA Concise Catalogue]

Leak Okeover Esquire, The Reverend John Allen and Captain Chester, with Grooms, Horses and Dogs, in the Grounds of Okeover Hall, Staffordshire [1978, Egerton, British Sporting and Animal Paintings, catalogue raisonné]

Portrait Group with Horses and Dogs [1963, Painting in England, 1700-1850, exhibition catalogue]

between 1745 and 1747
Oil on canvas
Support (PTG): 38 1/2 x 48 1/2 inches (97.8 x 123.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | architecture | breeches (trousers) | buildings | clouds | collar | conversation piece | country house | country house | dogs (animals) | dwellings | fields (agricultural land) | genre subject | gloves | hats | horses (animals) | landscape | men | portrait | redingotes (overcoats) | riding boots | saddle blanket | sitting | sky | staff (walking stick) | standing | trees | tricornes | waistcoats
Associated Places:
Dove | Dove | England | Staffordshire | United Kingdom
Associated People:
Chester, Peter (1717/18–1799), army officer and colonial governor
Not on view

Malcolm Cormack, A Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 86-87, N590.2 A83 (YCBA)

Country houses in Great Britain., Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1979, pp. 5, 9, 25-36, 108genre subjectgenre subjectstill lifegenre subjectstill lifestill life, no. 15, pl. 15, N6764 Y34 1979 (YCBA)

Ellen G. D'Oench, Arthur Devis (1712-1787): master of the Georgian conversation piece, , University Microfilms International, Ann Arbor, Mich., 1982, p. 72, 268, NJ18 D5151 D635 1979A (YCBA)

Ellen G. D'Oench, The Conversation Piece: Arthur Devis & his contemporaries, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1980, pp. 8-9, 20, 51-52, 86, cat. no, 16; AD list no, 122, pl. 16, NJ18 D5151 D64 OVERSIZE

Stephen Deuchar, Noble exercise, the sporting ideal in eighteenth-century British art , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1982, p. 39, No. 3, ND1388 G7 D48+ (YCBA)

Judy Egerton, British Sporting and Animal Paintings 1655-1867: A Catalogue, The Paul Mellon Collection , Tate Publishing, London, 1978, p. 56, 57, No. 58, ND1383 G7 B75 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

John Harris, The artist and the country house, a history of country house and garden view painting in Britain, 1540-1870 , Sotheby Parke Bernet, London Totowa, N.J., 1979, pp. 165, 217, 251, no. 233, fig. 233, N6764 H36 + (YCBA)

Penelope McElwee, The non-representation of the agricultural labourers in 18th and 19th century English paintings : an exploration into the artistic conventions followed by the aristocracy and landowning classes in representations of the agricultural labourers ..., Newcastle upon Tyne, 2016, pp. 26-27, fig. 2-1, NX650.L32 M34 2016 (YCBA)

Arthur Oswald, Okeover Hall , Staffordshire - II, The Seat o Sir Ian Walker Okeover, Bt. , Country Life, vol. 135, January 30, 1964, p. 228, Uzfe60 C83 OVERSIZE (LSF)

Painting in England 1700-1850, collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon. , Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, p. 211, no. 448, ND466 V57 v.1-2 (YCBA)

R. Parkinson, Arthur Devis and His Contemporaries: Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Conn: Exhibit, Burlington Magazine, v. 123, no. 934, January 1981, p. 61, N1 B87 + OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Gillian Perry, Placing faces, the portrait and the English country house in the long eighteenth century , Manchester University Press, Manchester, 2013, p. 53, ND1314 .P533 2013 (YCBA)

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, p. 35, NJ18 D5151 S37 (YCBA)

Kate Retford, The Conversation Piece Making Modern Art in Eighteenth-Century Britain, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2017, p. 138, fig. 102, ND1314.4 .R48 2017 (LC) Oversize (YCBA)

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