Anthony Devis (1729-1816)

Anthony Devis (18 March 1729 – 26 April 1816) was an English landscape painter, working especially in watercolour and oils and active in London. Devis was born in Preston, Lancashire. His father, also called Anthony Devis, was a carpenter and town councillor in the town. Anthony junior was the elder of two sons of his father's second marriage, to Anne Blackburne. His father also had two sons by his first marriage, to Ellin Rauthmell, the elder of whom was the portrait painter Arthur Devis. Anthony Devis the younger did not marry.