• A view of St Mary’s Church and the manor of Puncknowle, Dorset from the North -
    Price on request

    Pen and grey ink and watercolour over traces of pencil on laid Whatman paper, with pen and grey ink border 
    30.4 by 43.3 cm., 12 by 17 in. 

    The present watercolour was traditionally said to depict the medieval church of St Peter’s, Church Knowle from the north. However, it appears in fact to depict St Mary’s Puncknowle from the north, looking towards The Knoll (on the right) and the Jurassic coast. The distant building on a hill could be West Bexington manor, although it is uncertain whether it would have been visible from this viewpoint. Although now, the church tower is set back slightly behind the north side of the church, this seems to have been the result of a late 19th century alteration, when the north aisle was added to the church in 1891, thus altering the footprint of the church slightly. 
  • Albury House, Surrey -
    Price on request

    Pen and grey ink and watercolour with original pen and ink border

    143 x 214 mm., 5 ½ x 8 ¼ in.

     

    Provenance:

    With Spink & Son, London, where bought by Bill and Joan Beale;

    By descent until 2018

     

    Exhibited:

    On loan to the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1997 to 2018

  • In Albury Park, Surrey -
    Sold

    ANTHONY DEVIS

     Preston 1729 – 1817 Albury

     

    In Albury Park, Surrey

     

    Signed with initials lower left, dated 1800 and inscribed on margin: Albury

    pen and black and grey ink and watercolour with original border

    135 x 202 mm., 5 ½ x 8 in.

     

    Provenance

    With Spink & Son, 1959

     

    Devis lived at Albury House in the village of the same name, near Guildford, Surrey from 1780 until his death in 1817. This drawing is taken in Albury Park, which belonged to the Finch family until 1782 when Heneage Finch, 4th Earl of Aylesford (1751-1812), a talented amateur artist who Devis would doubtless have known, sold the house. In 1800, the date of the present work, the estate belonged to Samuel Thornton M.P., who made various alterations to the house to the designs of John Soane.

  • Traveller on a Country Road -
    Sold

    Signed with initials lower left
    pen and grey ink and watercolour over pencil
    19.8 by 13.9cm., 7 3/4 by 5 3/4 inches

    Provenance:
    W. Graham, his sale, Christie's, 17th November 1981, lot 141
  • Landscape with Sheep -
    Sold

    Pen and grey ink and watercolour over pencil with a pen and ink border
    13.4 by 20.1 cm., 5 1/2 by 7 1/4 in.
  • A Distant view of London -
    Sold

    Pen and grey ink and watercolour over pencil on laid paper, with original pen and ink border

    30.6 by 43.2 cm., 12 by 17 inches

     

    Provenance:

    With Spinks, London, 1980s

    Private Collection, UK, until 2011

     

    This is a view of London looking towards St Paul's from the north-west taken from near Primrose Hill.  At this date, the northern edge of London did not extend much further than Holborn and north of that would still have been farmland.  The distinctive wedding cake spire of St Bride?s can be seen to the right of St Paul's, and Monument is also visible to the left.

  • Gisburn Park, Pendle, Yorkshire -
    Sold

    Pen and grey ink and watercolour over pencil on laid paper, with original pen and ink border

    31 by 43.5cm., 12 by 17 inches

     

    Provenance:

    J. Lomas, Isfield, Surrey by 1950;

    Anonymous sale, Christie?s, 20th March 1990, lot 103;

    With Leger Galleries, London, June 1991

     

    Literature:

    S.H. Pavi?re, The Devis Family of Painters, 1950, p.93

     

    Gisburn Park sits at the confluence of the Ribble and Stockbeck rivers, 71/2 miles north-east of Clitheroe. It was built for the Lister family in the eighteenth century and was the seat of Thomas Lister, 1st Baron Ribblesdale (1752-1826). It was renowned for the wild hornless cattle which grazed in its grounds.

  • View at Albury with the Artist's Sketching House on the Hill, Surrey -
    Sold

    Pen and grey ink and watercolour with original pen and ink border

    15.1 by 22.5 cm., 6 by 8 ¾ in.

     

    Provenance:

    With Spink & Son, London, where bought by Bill and Joan Beale;

    By descent until 2018

     

    Exhibited:

    On loan to the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1997 to 2018

     

    Devis lived at Albury House near Guildford from 1780 until his death in 1817 and he drew extensively in the grounds of the house.

  • Haymakers near Belvoir  Castle, Leicestershire -
    Sold

    Pen and grey ink and watercolour over pencil and black chalk on laid paper

    42 by 62cm., 16 1/2 by 24 1/4 inches

     

    Belvoir Castle stands on a hill seven miles west of Grantham and is the seat of the Dukes of Rutland

     

    Provenance:

    Sir Adrian Holman, K.B.E. (1895-1974);

    By descent until 2009

Thumbnail panels:
Now Loading