Portrait of a Young Girl
Thomas Sully (American, 1783 - 1872)
This young girl wears a typical crinoline dress fashioned much like an adult’s garment but with a shorter hemline adjusted for her youth. It suggests a rich silk taffeta fabric that speaks to the social position of the girl.
oil paint, canvas
Measurements: frame height: 66 inches frame width: 56 inches frame depth: 5.5 inchesThe Beasley-Weskett Collection. Gift of Clarence and Julia Beasley. 2002.100.1
Currently on view at Mint Museum UPTOWN