Philadelphia, 1848. 1p. plus integral blank leaf. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Old fold lines. Minor soiling. Very good. Letter written by American artist Thomas Sully to one John Zellay, asking that he receive two cases on Sully's behalf until such time as he could claim them, hopefully by the end of the month. Thomas Sully (1783-1872) emigrated from England at the age of nine and grew up in Charleston. He learned painting from his brother Lawrence (whose widow he subsequently married), and from his brother-in-law, Jean Belzons. He later studied with Benjamin West in London. He moved to various locations, settling in Philadelphia in 1808, where he quickly became its leading portrait painter, a position he held until his death. (Inventory #: WRCAM45243)
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