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ID: 500006873
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500006873

 
Record Type: Person
Sully, Thomas (American painter, 1783-1872)

Note: Sully was born into a family of actor and moved with with them to America in 1789. He studied under Benjamin West and Sir Thomas Lawrence in Europe and when he returned to America in 1838, he setteled in Philadelphia where he became a celebrated potrait painter of famous people including Lafayette, Jefferson, Washington, and Longfellow. Like Lawrence, Sully created romantic portarits of mood with elegant poses, refined lighting, and rich colors. Comment on works: portrait; figure; miniature

Names:
Sully, Thomas (preferred,V,index,LC)
Thomas Sully (V,display)
Sully (LU,U)
sully t. (LU,U)
sully thos (LU,U)
thos. sully (LU,U)
thos sully (LU,U)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
portraitist

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Horncastle (Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)
Died:  Philadelphia (Philadelphia county, Pennsylvania, United States) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   Charleston (Charleston county, South Carolina, United States) (inhabited place)
active:   Philadelphia (Philadelphia county, Pennsylvania, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
grandparent of ....  Sully, Robert Matthew  
..........................  (American painter, 1803-1855) [500017965]
parent by marriage (in-law) of ....  Neagle, John  
....................................................  (American painter, 1796-1865) [500005325]
parent of ....  Sully, Thomas Wilcocks  
................  (American artist, 1811-1847) [500009711]
student of ....  West, Benjamin  
..................  (American painter and draftsman, 1738-1820, active in Great Britain) [500026989]
teacher of ....  DuBois, Samuel F.  
..................  (American portraitist, 1805-1889) [500005614]
teacher of ....  Hubard, William James  
..................  (American silhouette artist, painter, and sculptor, 1807-1862) [500032518]
teacher of ....  Peale, Mary Jane  
..................  (American painter, 1826-1902) [500019701]
teacher of ....  Petticolas, Edward F.  
..................  (American painter, 1793-ca. 1853) [500009951]
teacher of ....  Sully, Robert Matthew  
..................  (American painter, 1803-1855) [500017965]
teacher of ....  West, William Edward  
..................  (American painter, 1788-1857) [500002251]
uncle/aunt of ....  Sully, Robert Matthew  
........................  (American painter, 1803-1855) [500017965]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Sully, Thomas (I)

Biographies:
(American painter, 1783-1872) ..... [BHA Preferred]
(American, 1783-1872) ..... [GRLPSC]
(American painter, 1783-1872) ..... [PROV]
(American artist, 1783-1872) ..... [WCP]
(American artist, 1783-1872) ..... [WCI]
(American painter, 1783-1872) ..... [Grove Art]
(artist, 1783-1872) ..... [GRL]
(American artist, 1783-1872) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(American artist, 1783-1872) ..... [PROV]
(American artist) ..... [PROV]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Sully ........ [PROV]
.............  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
sully t. ........ [PROV]
................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Sully, Thomas ........ [BHA Preferred, GRISC Preferred, GRL Preferred, GRLPA Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, PROV Preferred, WCI Preferred, WCP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
............................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 83042764
............................  M. Knoedler & Co. records, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2012-)
............................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
............................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Künstler (1980-1986)
............................  Witt Library, Authority files
sully thos ........ [PROV]
....................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Thomas Sully ........ [PROV, VP]
..........................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
..........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..........................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
thos. sully ........ [PROV]
......................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
thos sully ........ [PROV]
....................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)

Subject: ........ [BHA, Gallery Systems, GRISC, GRL, GRLPA, Grove Art, PROV, VP, WCI, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon. Internationale Künstlerdatenbank (1993-2006)
....................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
....................  Encyclopedia of World Art (1959-1987)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n83042764
....................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n83042764
....................  M. Knoedler & Co. records, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2012-)
....................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
....................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Künstler (1980-1986)
....................  Who Was Who in America (1943-)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [PROV, VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Bénézit Dictionary of Artists: English Edition (2006) 13:519
.......... Mendelowitz, History of American Art, 2nd ed. (1970) 193
.......... Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
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