Study of Queen Victoria's Train (Study for Portrait of Queen Victoria)

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

Date: ca. 1838

Medium: Graphite on paper

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

Classification: Drawings

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

Accession Number: L.1994.29.3 recto


Sully made copious notes on his study of the train of the queen's robe, including information about the pages who would carry it in the coronation procession: "Three Pages on each side and / one at the end of the mistress of / the Robes / Dress of Page Scarlet / uniform, white under clothes. cashmere matte white stockings Buckles."