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Creator Arthur Devis, 1712–1787, British
Title Leak Okeover, Rev. John Allen and Captain Chester at Okeover Hall, Staffordshire
Alternate Title(s) Leak Okeover Esquire, The Reverend John Allen and Captain Chester, with Grooms, Horses and Dogs, in the Grounds of Okeover Hall, Staffordshire
Portrait Group with Horses and Dogs
Date between 1745 and 1747
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 38 1/2 x 48 1/2 inches (97.8 x 123.2 cm)
Credit Line Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accession Number B1981.25.746
Collection Paintings and Sculpture
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People Represented or Subject • Chester, Peter (1717/18–1799), army officer and colonial governor
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
Place Represented Dove | Dove | England | Staffordshire | United Kingdom

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)

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)

Judy Egerton, British Sporting and Animal Paintings 1655-1867: A Catalogue, , 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)

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)

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

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