• Painter Thomas Sully Concerned About Friend's Welfare

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    THOMAS SULLY (June 19, 1783 – November 5, 1872) was an American portrait painter in the United States. Born in Great Britain, he lived most of his life in Philadelphia, PA. His subjects included presidents Thomas Jefferson, John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson, Revolutionary War hero Gen. Marquis de Lafayette and many leading musicians and composers. He pained landscapes as well including the 1819 The Passage of the Delaware. His work was also adopted for use on United States Coinage.

    One-page, 5 x 8, ALS, “Last of July” [62 written in another hand in pencil], to Kocker.

    “I am desirous to know the whereabouts of Billy, can you help me?

    “His wife was here some weeks ago and said Billy was ill. We fear they are in great need.

    “Your friend

    “Tho Sully

    “Is the name Kroskey?”

    Light toning. Folds. Excellent condition

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