Thomas Sully (American, 1783–1872)
Graphite on paper
9 1/16 x 7 1/6 in. (23.1 x 18.9 cm)
Lent by Mrs. Arthur A. Houghton Jr., 1994 (L.1994.29.4 recto)
Since Sully would not paint his full-length portrait of Victoria until he returned to Philadelphia, it was crucial that he record costume details on paper. This sketch is inscribed with the artist's color notes: "naples yellow and Bt Sienna / glazed Lake."