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Thomas Sully papers, 1792-1871

Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
3 items (619 p. on 1 microfilm reel)
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
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).
Thomas Sully papers, 1792-1871. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel N18 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals in the New York Public Library, Manuscript Division.
Biography 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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Portrait painters
Record number:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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