Richard Moreton, Esq. of Tackley with His Nephew and Niece John and Susanna Weyland

To save this image, click the download button below. A new browser window will open.
Right-click on that image to save the file.

Devis was an accomplished painter of single-figure portraits and “conversation pieces”—informal group portraits of family members or friends. In this painting, Richard Moretan looks up from his book, as if our arrival has interrupted his reading. He and his niece and nephew are painted with crisp precision, surrounded by softly painted, well-manicured parkland. Moretan gestures towards the fish in his niece’s basket, or perhaps at the basket itself—a distinctive object made by Cree Indians in North America.

Arthur Devis

English, 1712–1787

Richard Moreton, Esq. of Tackley with His Nephew and Niece John and Susanna Weyland

1757

Oil on canvas

28 x 36 in. (71.1 x 91.4 cm)


A Gift from the Estate of Florence Cluett Chambers, 2001

2001.1.6


OFF VIEW