no place: Not published, 1870. No edition stated. Unbound. Octavo (8vo). Very good condition. Item #001641
A note, written and signed by Thomas Sully. Addressed to Henry S. Randall Esq., it reads "Dear Sir. It will give me great pleasure to recieve (sic) the "History of New York" published by the Legislature of the State, which you have kindly proffered me. Please send by Adams' Express, to my address -- No. 11 South 5th St. or to W. Pennington, Book seller No. 10 South 5th. Very Respectfully, Your Obedient Servany, [signed] Tho Sully." The folded (into approximate sixths) note measures 5 and 3/8 inches tall by 8 inches wide. Three small old archival mount remnants on the reverse of the document. In very good plus condition, without any stains or smudging. Thomas Sully lived 1783 to 1872. He was born in England, and moved to the United States as a boy. Studied with his brother Lawrence (died 1803), opened a studio in New York (1806) and Philadelphia (1808). Known to have painted more than 2600 works. Among his best known are "Washington Crossing the Delaware," "Marquis de Lafayette," and "Jefferson, Madison, Jackson...". No date listed; circa 1870.