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Arthur William Devis, 1762–1822

Grinding Corn

between 1792 and 1795
Oil on canvas
17 3/4 x 23 1/2 inches (45.1 x 59.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
bird | corn | goats | grinding | Orientalism | parrot | rural | women
Associated Places:
Bengal | India
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

Adapting the Eye: an archive of the British in India, 1770-1830 (Yale Center for British Art, 2011-10-11 - 2011-12-31) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

Arthur William Devis, 1762-1822: An Exhibtion of Oil Paintings, Arts, and Manufactures of Bengal, , Eyre and Hobhouse Ltd, London, 1979, no. 13, V0692 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Malcolm Cormack, Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 88-89, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [YCBA]

John McAleer, Picturing India People, Places, and the World of the East India Company, The British Library, London, p. 153, fig. 4.13, N8214.5.I5 M43 2017 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Pran Nevile, Beyond the veil, Indian women in the Raj , Nevile Books, New Delhi, 2000, pp. 50-51, fig. 32, DS422 W8 N48 2000 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Sydney H Paviere, Biographical Notes on the Devis Family of Painters, Volume of the Walpole Society, vol 25, Walpole Society, London, 1936/1937, p. 159, No. 43, N12 W35 A1 25 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Sydney H Paviere, The Devis family of painters, F. Lewis, Publishers, Limited, Leigh-on-Sea, 1950, p. 129, AWD List no. 81, NJ18 D515 P28 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Holly Shaffer, Adapting the eye, An archive of the British in India, 1770-1830 , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2011, p. 33, no. 115, V2359 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Sotheby's Sale Catalogue : Important Sixteenth, Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century British Paintings : 21 March 1979, Sotheby's, London, March 21, 1979, pp. 50-51, lot 34, Auction Catalogues (YCBA) [YCBA]

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