Thomas Sully art links 


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Thomas Sully: The Coleman Sisters, 1844
Source: Artcyclopedia; photograph by Michael Weinberg


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Thomas Sully

[English-born American Painter, 1783-1872]

• Relationships: Father of Thomas Wilcocks Sully.
Studied under Sir Thomas Lawrence and Benjamin West.
Sully's students included Mary Peale.
• Subject matter:  Specializes in Portraits.
• Browse all:  British artists / American artists

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    Thomas Sully Works Online    
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Original works by Thomas Sully available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteThomas Sully at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
2 works online

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Drawings collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Watercolor collection online

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteThomas Sully at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Notable SiteThe Royal Collection, London, UK

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford, UK

Boston Athenaeum
Thomas Handasyd Perkins

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine (Zoomable)
Portrait of Elizabeth Anne Bates, 1837

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Brooklyn Museum/Luce Center for American Art, New York City
(Undocumented Feature: In many cases the raw JPG image is much larger than displayed on the screen)

Canton Museum of Art, Ohio
Portrait of Wm Wayne, Chester County PA

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences, Charleston, West Virginia

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina
Blanche and Rosalie

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
2 works by or related to the artist

Dayton Art Institute, Ohio
Elias Jonathan Dayton

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine
Snider Children, 1841

Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, South Carolina

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Hunter Museum of American Art, Tennessee
Martha Wade Young, 1835

Hunter Museum of American Art, Tennessee
Juvenile Ambition, 1825

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Maryland State Archives

Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, Indiana
Portrait of Missy Kieps, 1863

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  
Portrait of George Washington, 1820

Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson
Contemplation - The Poetess, 1846

Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia
Portrait of Levi Fletcher, 1830

National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

New-York Historical Society
2 works online

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

Philadelphia Museum of Art   NEW!

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Rosenbach Museum and Library, Philadelphia
Fanny Kemble as Julia

San Diego Museum of Art, California   NEW!

Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago

Southern Alleghenies Museum, Pennsylvania

Springfield Museum of Art, Ohio

Telfair Museums, Savannah, Georgia
(Click on the artwork title, not the thumbnail, to enlarge the image)

Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago   NEW!
Portrait of Blanch Sully, 1839

The Huntington Library, California

The Jewish Museum, New York City
Miss Sally Etting, 1808

The Newark Museum, New Jersey
Portrait of John Clements Stocker, 1814

The Wallace Collection, London, UK   NEW!

The Walters Art Museum, Maryland   NEW!

U.S. Senate Art Collection
Andrew Jackson

U.S. Senate Art Collection
Thomas Jefferson

University of Delaware Museums
4 drawings online (look for the "Click Here" link to scroll through)

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts
The Capture of Major André, 1812

Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts
Margaret Siddons Kintzing (Mrs. Benjamin Kintzing), 1812

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteThomas Sully at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteThomas Sully at The Athenaeum  
41 works online by Sully

Notable SiteThomas Sully in the Web Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

California State University WorldImages Database  

Thomas Sully at CGFA  

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

RKD Netherlands Imagebase   NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions

The History Project at U.C. Davis  

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Miscellaneous Sites:
FBI Art Theft Program
Portrait of Francis Keeling Valentine Allan

Maryland ArtSource

Shakespeare Illustrated

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Thomas Sully  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteRKD Netherlands Institute for Art History  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
search inside

Byron, Sully, and the Power of Portraiture

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Queen Victoria & Thomas Sully


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