Lot 298: Anthony Devas (1911-1958) Portrait of Sir Frank
To be sold at our Fine Art & Antiques, Wine, Clothing & Textiles on 17th Mar 2016
Anthony Devas (1911-1958) Portrait of Sir Frank Guy CLAVERING Fison, 1892-1985, oil on canvas, signed and dated '53' upper left in paint, unframed, 90 x 70 cm. Sir Frank Guy Clavering Fison (11 December 1892 - 13 April 1985) was an English Conservative Party politician. He was the MP for Woodbridge from 1929 to 1931, he was knighted in 1957. Anthony Devas studied at the Slade in London, where he met his future wife the artist and writer Nicolette (Macnamara) Devas. Anthony Devas went on to become an extremely succesful artist. Best known for portrait commissions, his ability to capture children was particularly noted. He was also a passionate and prolific painter of flowers, and a keen gardener who won the annual Chelsea 'best window boxes' competition on a number of occasions. A gregarious and popular person and a committed member of the Chelsea Arts Club, he wrote regularly in the press on the arts scene, particularly as it affected jobbing artists like himself. Although associated with the Euston Road Group, he was never really very interested in artistic isms, and always managed to earn enough through direct sales and commissions to be able to avoid the involvement in art teaching and the arts schools which debilitated so many of his contemporaries.
Price Achieved: £Unsold
This lot was presented at at our Fine Art & Antiques, Wine, Clothing & Textiles on the 17th Mar 2016
Further Information about the sale:
Our catalogue is now online for our Fine Art and Antiques Sale to take place at Busby Salerooms on the 17th of March at 10:30am. We have over 500 lots including silver, jewellery, ceramics, clocks, furniture, paintings, drawings, Oriental Art, Vintage Clothing and Textiles to name but a few!