Watercolour with pencil and black chalk. Each 25.4cm by 38.1cm. Indistinctly inscribed on the backboards in the hand of Brownlow, 9th Earl of Exeter (1725-1793). Anthony Devis was a landscape artist whose works were mainly topographical. In the 1760s and 80s he painted many landscapes for landowners, which today provide a valuable record of much which has now disappeared. It is known that a number of designs from the artist’s works were used by Josiah Wedgewood for the famous Green Frog Service which he made for Catherine the Great of Russia in 1773-4.