Study of the Queen's Robes (Study for Portrait of Queen Victoria)

Artist: Thomas Sully (American, Horncastle, Lincolnshire 1783–1872 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Date: ca. 1838

Medium: Graphite on paper

Dimensions: 9 1/16 x 7 3/8 in. (23 x 18.7 cm)

Classification: Drawings

Credit Line: Lent by Mrs. Arthur A. Houghton Jr.

Accession Number: L.1994.29.2


Sully received special permission to have his daughter Blanch pose in the queen's coronation robes, so as not to bother Her Majesty with so many sittings. This drawing records the detail of the back of the gown.