Diagram of the Colors Used to Paint the Portrait of Queen Victoria
Thomas Sully (American, Horncastle, Lincolnshire 1783–1872 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Brown ink and oil on paper
4 7/8 x 7 11/16 in. (12.4 x 19.5 cm)
Lent by Mrs. Arthur A. Houghton Jr.
Not on view
Inscription: inscribed across recto in brown ink: [numbers with descriptive key to color mixtures refering to 14 daubs of oil paint]; inscribed on the back at upper left in brown ink: Used this Palette in painting / the Queens Portrait at / Buckingham Palace / May 1838.; at upper left in graphite: 26; at center of sheet: Palace Buckinghaam / May 1838
Marking: WATER SELL / 37 [partially cut off at left]