Private memorandum / Thomas Sully

Collection ID:
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872
bulk 1837-1839
Physical Description:
1 Volume
(on partial microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Leatherbound manuscript, "Private Memorandum," including hints to painters interspersed with Sully's memoirs, quotations from letters, and other writings mostly concerning portrait painting techniques, such as preparation of canvas, mediums, varnishes, and the arrangement of colors on a palette. The main body of the volume was written between 1837 and 1839. At the end are three brief entries dated 1851 no month, 1858 Feb. 4, and 1859 Sept. 21.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 4565 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Original in: Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming in 1991 by the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Conditions Governing Use
Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce must be obtained from: Winterthur Museum.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Repository Contact
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