Autograph Letter Signed, oblong 8vo, Philadelphia, February 7, 1867. THOMAS SULLY.
THOMAS SULLY

(1783-1872). English-born American painter. Studied with both Gilbert Stuart and Benjamin West. One of the leading portrait painters of his day, whose subjects ranged from political portraits and military heroes to landscapes and particularly beautiful portraits of women according to the magazine, "Godey’s Lady’s Book" in 1844.

Autograph Letter Signed, oblong 8vo, Philadelphia, February 7, 1867.

To Miss Blake. "You have made the old man proud of the excellent Valentine you have sent him. It is the only one I have received during a long life - judge then how precious it is!" Sully then asks his correspondent, "Why do you not cultivate the excellent talent for drawing." Signed, "Thos. Sully." Tape repair on verso along center margin.

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