• Branding in 18C England - Garden Conversation Pieces Arthur Devis (1712-1787)

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    Arthur Devis Members of the Maynard Family in the Park at Waltons (1755-1762)
    Pioneered by William Hogarth (1697-1764) & Philip Mercier (1689-1760) in the early 18C, & continued by Arthur Devis (1712-1787), George Stubbs (1724-1806), Johan Zoffany (1733-1810) & others, the Conversation Piece was a new form of portraiture, depicting groups of traditional & aspiring gentry often in country house garden landscape settings. A large, newly affluent middle class was emerging, as Britain's colonial empire prospered in the arly 18C, & its Industrial Revolution began. Often socially spurned by the...
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