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Arthur Devis, 1712–1787, British

An Unknown Man Seated at a Table

Former Title(s):

Gentleman Seated at a Table [1980, D'Oench, The Conversation Piece, exhibition catalogue]

between 1744 and 1746
Oil on canvas
Support (PTG): 20 x 14 inches (50.8 x 35.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
book | bookshelf | chair | costume | cupboard | fireplace | interior | man | portrait | reading | table
On view
IIIF Manifest:

Jeremy Aynsley, Imagined interiors, representing the domestic interior since the Renaissance , V&A Publications, London New York, 2006, p. 118, 120, Fig. 5.17, NK1710 I43 2006 + (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. 86-87, N590.2 A83 (YCBA)

Ellen G. D'Oench, Arthur Devis (1712-1787): master of the Georgian conversation piece, , University Microfilms International, Ann Arbor, Mich., 1982, p. 83, 460, No. 208, 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.12, 48, 90, cat. no. 12; AD List no. 208, pl. 12, NJ18 D5151 D64 OVERSIZE

Sebastian Mitchell, James Thomson's picture collection and British history painting, Journal of the History of Collections, 2011, p. 6, fig. 4, V 2208 (YCBA) Full Text also Available on line (ORBIS)

Painting in England 1700-1850 from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, The Royal Academy of Arts Winter Exhibition 1964-65., , Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK, 1964, p. 55 (v.1), no. 202, ND466 R68 1964/65 (YCBA) Also available on Microfiche: Fiche B214 (YCBA)

Painting in England 1700-1850, collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon. , Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, p. 122 (v.1), no. 230, pl. 73, 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)

Yale University Art Gallery, Painting in England, 1700-1850, from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, [exhibition at] Yale University Art Gallery, April 15-June 20, 1965. , vol. 1, W. Clowes and sons, New Haven, 1965, p. 21 (v.1), no. 73, ND466 Y35 (YCBA)

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