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  • Study of the Throne in the House of Lords (Study for Portrait of Queen Victoria), ca. 1838
    Thomas Sully (American, born England, 1783–1872)
    Graphite on paper

    11 3/4 x 9 3/8 in. (29.9 x 23.8 cm)
    Lent by Mrs. Arthur A. Houghton Jr., 1994 (L.1994.29.5 recto)

    Sully visited the House of Lords to sketch the throne, an ornate piece of gilt furniture with lavish upholstery. He made careful note of the chair's proportions.

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    Study of the Throne in the House of Lords (Study for Portrait of Queen Victoria), ca. 1838
    Thomas Sully (American, born England, 1783–1872)
    Graphite on paper

    11 3/4 x 9 3/8 in. (29.9 x 23.8 cm)
    Lent by Mrs. Arthur A. Houghton Jr., 1994 (L.1994.29.5 recto)


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