Portrait of a Lady from S. Carolina Huguenot Family
ca. 1795 Lawrence Sully Born: Kilkenny, Ireland 1769 Died: Richmond, Virginia 1804 watercolor on ivory sight 1 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. (4.4 x 3.5 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Henry L. Milmore 1950.4.5 Not currently on view
Luce Center Label
Of the two Sully brothers, Lawrence was known to be the lesser artist. His portrait figures show stiff upper bodies, little modeling, and pale skin rendered in light colors. The Huguenots had fled religious and political persecution in France and settled in the United States, where their knowledge of science and industry and their skills as artisans and craftsmen were highly prized.
Portrait female - unidentified - bust
painting - miniature
paint - watercolor