Anthony Devas Rare Original Oil Painting Nude Woman Seated Hand Signed
Anthony Devas Original Oil Painting Nude Woman Seated.
A colourful and evocative erotic rare work in oils painted on heavy stock paper/card.The painting has sustained wear commensurate with its age. There are numerous chips and folds around the edges but the painting has survived intact and would benefit from an appropriate framing; from then on it would be revitalised as a stunning work of art from one of the foremost exponents of the Slade School.
The painting measures approx. 58 x 40cm (23 x 15ins). It is hand signed ‘Devas’ lower right.
To sum up: A truly terrific ORIGINAL DRAWING. The compositional skills of the artist are wonderfully exemplified in the subject itself; vivid colours and lines contrive to make a wonderful and striking composition.
Anthony DEVAS 1911–1958
Painter of portraits and genre. Born 8 January 1911 at Bromley, Kent. Studied at the Slade School 1927–30. Associated with members of the Euston Road Group. First exhibited at the Cooling Galleries 1936; later showed at Agnew’s, Wildenstein’s, the Leicester Galleries, and from 1940 at the R.A. Member of the N.E.A.C. 1943, R.P. 1945, A.R.A. 1953. Worked in Civil Defence during the 1939–45 war. Painted a portrait of the Queen for the Honourable Artillery Company 1957, and also occasional still-life, landscape and conversation pieces. Died in London 21 December 1958.