Sheet of Figure Studies

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (1962) cat. 676


Sheet: 22.5 x 29.2 cm (8 7/8 x 11 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pen and brown ink with watercolor on moderately thick, beige, antique laid paper (recto and verso)

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



Sheet of studies, recto: 1. Woman seated in thought, child leaning against her, dog at his feet. Pen and ink and watercolor. 2. Woman and child kneeling before crucifix. Pen and ink, brush and wash. 3. Woman against drapery holding letter. Pen and ink and watercolor. 4. Youth seated. Pen and ink, brush and wash. 5. Woman seated, facing. Watercolor. 6. Youth resting, knees bent. Pen and ink. 7. Woman leaning on elbow. Pen and ink, brush and wash. Verso: seven figure studies. Woman seated on window ledge, watercolor; other figures, pen and ink, brush and wash.


Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA November 13, 1952

Credit Line

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