1783 - Born in Horncastle, England, on the 8th of June.
1792 - In March the Sullys and their nine children immigrated to Richmond, Virginia, where Thomas’s uncle managed a theater.
1801 - Sully became a professional painter at age 18.
1804 - He then returned to Richmond to learn "miniature & Device painting" from his elder brother Lawrence Sully.
1801 - Sully's own index indicates that he produced 2631 paintings, most of which are currently in the United States.
1809 - He traveled to London for nine months of study under Benjamin West.
1810 - He returned, and made Philadelphia his home.
1837-1838 - He was in London to paint Queen Victoria at the request of Philadelphia's St. George's society.
1872 - Sully died in Philadelphia on the 5th of November, where he had spent the majority of his long and successful career. He is buried in the Laurel Hill Cemetery.
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