Arthur Devis (1712 - 1787)
A LADY WITH TWO CHILDREN PLAYING ON A TERRACE
Arthur Kay, F.S.A., Glasgow (as Hogarth);
Mrs. Alfred Morrison;
By whom sold, London, Christie’s, 19 November 1920, lot 71 (as Arthur William Devis);
Captain Stanley Wilson, London, by 1921;
With Knoedler & Co., New York in 1921;
From whom acquired by D.H. Farr, Philadelphia in 1921;
Hon. Jesse Isidor Strauss (1872-1936), by 1935;
Thence by descent to his widow, Mrs. Irma N. Strauss (1936-1958);
By whose Estate sold, New York, Parke Bernet Galleries, 22 October 1970, lot 97 (as Arthur William Devis);
There acquired by a private collector;
Thence by descent in the present family.
E D’Oench, Arthur Devis (1712-1787): Master of the Georgian Conversation Piece, unpublished PhD Thesis 1979, vol. I, p. 485, cat. no. 245;
S. Pavière, Art News, vol. 34, November 1935, p. 4, reproduced (as "The Wife and Children of Commodore Jenks").