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A Set of sixteen Views of Burghley, the House, the Park, the adjacent Landscape and the Town of Stamford, by Anthony Devis (1729-1817).

Watercolour with pencil and black chalk. Each 25.4cm by 38.1cm.

These are indistinctly inscribed on the backboards in the distinctive 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.


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