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Arthur William Devis, 1762–1822, British

Grinding Corn

between 1792 and 1795
Oil on canvas
Support (PTG): 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

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)

Malcolm Cormack, A 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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