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Thomas Sully The Torn Hat oil painting


The Torn Hat
Painting ID::  4548
Thomas Sully
The Torn Hat
1820 Museum of Fine Art, Boston 19 1/8 x 14 5/8 in. (48.6 x 37.2 cm)

   
   
     

Thomas Sully Portrait of Patrick Henry oil painting


Portrait of Patrick Henry
Painting ID::  4549
Thomas Sully
Portrait of Patrick Henry
1851 Virginia Historical Society

   
   
     

Thomas Sully Daniel Wadsworth oil painting


Daniel Wadsworth
Painting ID::  26155
Thomas Sully
Daniel Wadsworth
mk48 1807 Oil on canvas 28 1/8x21 7/8in Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art,Hartford,Connecticut,Gift of William P.Wadsworth

   
   
     

Thomas Sully Queen Victoria oil painting


Queen Victoria
Painting ID::  28005
Thomas Sully
Queen Victoria
1838 oil on canvas 142.5 x 112.5cm (56 1/4 x 44 3/8in) Wallace Collection London (mk63)

   
   
     

Thomas Sully Lady with a Harp:Eliza Ridgely oil painting


Lady with a Harp:Eliza Ridgely
Painting ID::  32026
Thomas Sully
Lady with a Harp:Eliza Ridgely
mk77 1818 Oil on canvas 84 3/8x56 1/8in

   
   
     

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     Thomas Sully
     1783-1872 Thomas Sully Galleries Sully became a professional painter at age 18 in 1801. He studied face-painting under Gilbert Stuart in Boston for three weeks. After some time in Virginia with this brother, Sully moved to New York, after which he moved to Philadelphia in 1806, where he resided for the remainder of his life. In 1809 he traveled to London for nine months of study under Benjamin West. Sully's 1824 portraits of John Quincy Adams, who became President within the year, and then the Marquis de Lafayette appear to have brought him to the forefront of his day. (His Adams portrait may be seen in the National Gallery of Art, Washington.) Many famous Americans of the day had their portraits painted by him. In 1837-1838 he was in London to paint Queen Victoria at the request of Philadelphia's St. George's Society. His daughter Blanche assisted him as the Queen's "stand-in", modeling the Queen's costume when she was not available. One of Sully's portraits of Thomas Jefferson is owned by the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society at the University of Virginia and hangs in that school's Rotunda. Another Jefferson portrait, this one head-to-toe, hangs at West Point, as is his portrait of Alexander Macomb (American general). Sully's own index indicates that he produced 2631 paintings from 1801, most of which are currently in the United States. His style resembles that of Thomas Lawrence. Though best known as a portrait painter, Sully also made historical pieces and landscapes. An example of the former is the 1819 Passage of the Delaware, now on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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