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Creator:
Arthur Devis, 1712–1787, British
Title:
An Unknown Man in a Library
Date:
between 1740 and 1741
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 19 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches (50.2 x 34.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.231
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
book | bookshelf | brown | desks | fireplace | library | man | painting (visual work) | portrait | reading | white (color) | wig
Access:
Not on view
Exhibition History:
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The Conversation Piece - Arthur Devis & His Contemporaries (Yale Center for British Art, 1980-10-01 - 1980-11-30)

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Ellen G. D'Oench, Arthur Devis (1712-1787): master of the Georgian conversation piece, , University Microfilms International, Ann Arbor, Mich., 1982, p. 457, No. 203, 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. 9-10, 43, 90, cat. no. 2; AD List no. 203, pl. 2, NJ18 D5151 D64 OVERSIZE

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)

Charles Saumarez Smith, Eighteenth-century decoration: design and the domestic interior in England, , Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1993, p. 161, pl. 150, NK2043 A1 S28 1993 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:740
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