Thomas Sully

Lot Details

Lot 1135
Thomas Sully
American, 1783-1872
Portrait of Alexander James Dallas, After Gilbert Stuart, 1834
Inscribed Copied by / TS. and dated 1834. on the reverse, evidently transcribed from the original canvas
Oil on canvas
19 7/8 x 17 inches

Provenance:
Collection of Alexander James Dallas's son who commissioned the work.

Exhibited:
Philadelphia, PA, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Loan Exhibition of Historical Portraits

Literature:
Edward Biddle and Mantle Fielding, The Life and Works of Thomas Sully
, Wickersham Press, Philadelphia, 1921, p. 132, cat. no. 414


C The Christine Biddle Wainwright Collection

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Sold for $6,300 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

The work is glue relined. It is difficult to discern restoration through the varnish but it seems that there is inpainting at the edges. There may be a small spot of inpainting in the chin and at the right cheek (viewer's left) of the sitter. to the left of the sitter in the background there is an apparent repair to the canvas.


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Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Sold for $6,300 (includes buyer's premium)

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