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Drawing, Study for "Portrait of James Cornell Biddle," Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

This is a drawing. It was created by Thomas Sully. It is dated 1841 and we acquired it in 1931. Its medium is brush and oil paint on paperboard. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Sarah Cooper Hewitt and Eleanor Garnier Hewitt. It is credited Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

43.7 × 27.6 cm (17 3/16 × 10 7/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Study for "Portrait of James Cornell Biddle," Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Thomas Sully (1783 – 1872); USA; brush and oil paint on paperboard; 43.7 × 27.6 cm (17 3/16 × 10 7/8 in.); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1931-80-97

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