This graceful and beautiful portrait is an early production of an artist, whose veteran efforts are crowned by the applause of two hemispheres. Thos. Sully, P.A. Almost the first paintings in oil which this gentleman attempted were in New-York, where his merits were duly appreciated by Thomas A. Cooper, Esq., then our favourite tragedian and manager of the Park Theatre: soon after Mr. Sully studied the works of G.C. Stuart, and, after removing to Philadelphia, where he painted many of the first for taste in that city, he visited London, and enjoyed the friendship as well as instruction of the benevolent West. Constant improvement could not fail to attend the efforts of a man so industrious and intellectual as Thos. Sully, and he returned to fill the cabinets and drawing-rooms of Philadelphia with admirable works of art. Increasing reputation has, within a short time, been the cause of another voyage to England, employed (as we believe) by the St. George's Society of Philadelphia, to portray their young Queen Victoria. Mr. Sully has recently returned to his home and family, pleased with his reception from the throne and court of St. James, and rich in the additional fame of perfect success from accomplishing the object of his voyage. [P. 14.]
Catalogue. Descriptive, Biographical and Historical, of the Exhibition of Select Paintings, by Modern Artists, principally American, and living, under the Direction of a Committee of Amateurs. The Paintings borrowed for this particular purpose from friends to the arts. At the Stuyvesant Institute, for four weeks only from the day of opening, Nov. 19, 1838. New York: Printed by G.P. Scott. 1838.