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Painter:
Sully, Thomas 1783-1872  Search this
Subject:
Queen Victoria  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Metropolitan Museum of Art 5th Avenue at 82nd Street New York New York 10028 Accession Number: 14.126.1
Date:
1838
Notes:
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1975.
Gardner & Feld, "American Ptgs," Metropolitan Museum,. Vol. I, 1965, pg. 163-164.
Biddle, Edward and Mantle Fielding, "The life and works of Thomas Sully (1783-1872)," Philadelphia: Wickersham Press, 1921, pg. 304, no. 1853.
Caldwell, John, and Oswaldo Rodriguez Roque, "American Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Volume I: A Catalogue of Works by Artists Born by 1815," New York, NY: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1994, pg. 349.
Summary:
Portrait of Queen Victoria wearing the crown jewels, her back to the viewer, her head turned to face the viewer. On her head she wears the diamond diadem called the Circlet. Two sketches of the insignia of the Order of the Garter are painted on the right side of the canvas. The upper one is the garter itself, worn by the queen on her left arm, just above the elbow; the lower one is the collar of the greater George, as the medallion of Saint George slaying the dragon.
Topic:
Portrait female--Bust  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Jewelry  Search this
Occupation--Other--Aristocrat  Search this
Control number:
IAP 36120134
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_41923