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image of Arthur Holdsworth Conversing with Thomas Taylor and Captain Stancombe by the River Dart Arthur Devis (artist)
British, 1712 - 1787
Arthur Holdsworth Conversing with Thomas Taylor and Captain Stancombe by the River Dart, 1757
oil on canvas
overall: 127.6 x 102.1 cm (50 1/4 x 40 3/16 in.) framed: 144.8 x 119.7 x 6.3 cm (57 x 47 1/8 x 2 1/2 in.)
Paul Mellon Collection
1983.1.40
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From the Tour: British Conversation Pieces and Portraits of the 1700s
Object 1 of 6

Conservation Notes

The medium-weight canvas is plain woven; it has been lined. The ground appears to be white, of moderate thickness. The painting is executed thinly and very fluidly resulting in a smooth surface texture; there are minimal brushmarks and no impasto. There are scattered retouches chiefly in the sky; the entire canvas has a quarter-inch band of retouching at the edges. The moderately thin natural resin varnish has not discolored.

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