Portrait of a Man with Spectacles

1799–1872
Thomas Sully (American (born in England), 1783–1872)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (1962) cat. 675

Dimensions

Sheet: 16.9 x 13.5 cm (6 5/8 x 5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

50.3982

Medium or Technique

Red and black crayon, graphite and watercolor on vellum

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Seated facing, three-quarter length, pointing with right hand; left arm around child, lightly sketched. Head of woman in background left.

Inscription

Inscribed lower right in crayon: T.S.

Provenance

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the proposed M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors, Drawings, and Prints, 1800-1875; gift to MFA December 14, 1950.

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875