Thomas Sully, Mary Walsh McBlair, ca. 1801-1872, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer, 1999.27.47
Thomas Sully traveled to England to study under Benjamin West in 1809. Upon his return, he emerged as one of Philadelphia’s leading miniaturists, and by 1830 was regarded as one of the best portrait painters in the country. Compared with his earlier, realistic work, Mary Walsh McBlair is painted in the more sentimental and romantic style that he adopted during his stay in England.
Mary Walsh McBlair
- ca. 1801-1872
- On View
- Not on view.
image (oval): 1 1/2 x 1 1/8 in. (3.7 x 2.9 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer
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- watercolor on ivory
- Portrait female – McBlair, Mary Walsh – head
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