Study of the Throne in the House of Lords (Study for Portrait of Queen Victoria)

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

Date: ca. 1838

Medium: Graphite on paper

Dimensions: 11 13/16 x 9 5/8 in. (30 x 24.4 cm)

Classification: Drawings

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

Accession Number: L.1994.29.5 recto

Description

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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