In Albury Park

In Albury Park



Anthony Devis (1729-1817)
In Albury Park

Signed with initials lower left, dated 1800 and inscribed on margin: Albury
pen and black and grey ink and watercolour with original border

With Spink & Son, 1959

Devis lived at Albury House in the village of the same name, near Guildford, Surrey from 1780 until his death in 1817. This drawing is taken in Albury Park, which belonged to the Finch family until 1782 when Heneage Finch, 4th Earl of Aylesford (1751-1812), a talented amateur artist who Devis would doubtless have known, sold the house. In 1800, the date of the present work, the estate belonged to Samuel Thornton M.P., who made various alterations to the house to the designs of John Soane.


Height 13.5 cm / 5 "
Width 20.2 cm / 8 "