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Sully, Thomas

Born: 1783 AD
Died: 1872 AD
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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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