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Attributed Thomas Sully American 1783-1872 Portrait painting of a Beautiful Victorian lady with rose red cheeks. Oil on canvas. Early Relining. 19th Century canvas & nails visible on original canvas edges. Label en verso reads: " Painted in 1856 By Thomas Sully. Anna B. Howell, Age 20 years. Born 1836, Died 1904. Daughter of Mr. Joshua B. Howell, Later became wife of Mr. D.B. Stewart ." 19th Century oil painting, professionally relined. H 30" x L 20". 34" x 25" framed.Sully became a professional painter at age 18 in 1801. He studied portrait painting under Gilbert Stuart in Boston for three weeks. After some time in Virginia with his brother, Sully moved to New York.He settled in 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 notable 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 does his portrait of General Alexander Macomb.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 in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The Sully painting, Portrait of Anna and Harriet Coleman, sold on September 28, 2013 for $145,000 by John M. Hess Auction Service Inc. of Manheim, Pennsylvania

Condition

Very good. Professional Early relining.

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$1,000.00

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  • 21%

THOMAS SULLY - ANNA HOWELL PAINTING

Auction ended on Sat, Mar 28, 2015
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