Study for a Portrait of an Officer and His Wife

Black and white chalk and black ink on blue laid paper | 45.7 x 29.5cm | c. 1756-58

Arthur Devis

Devis was the leading painter of "conversation pieces"–small genrelike portraits depicting two or more figures-active in England in the mid-eighteenth century. He made this study while at the height of his powers, and, though the doll-like personages...
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