Thomas Sully papers, 1792-1871

Sully, Thomas, b. 1783 d. 1872
Painter, Miniature painter
Active in Philadelphia, Pa.

Collection size: 3 items (619 p. on 1 microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Register of paintings, 1801-1871 (1 v., 139 p.); Sully's hints for pictures, 1809-1871 (179 p. typescript), including techniques for painting portraits, ingredients for colors, care and preservation of paintings, criticisms of other artists and explanations of their paintings and techniques; and a journal, 1792-1793 and 1799-1846 (1 v., 301 p. typescript).

Biographical/Historical Note: Portrait painter; Philadelphia, Pa.

Microfilmed 1956 by the Archives of American Art with other art-related papers in the Manuscript Division of the New York Public Library. Included in the microfilming project were selected papers of the Art Division and the Prints Division.

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