|Title||M. S. Thompson|
|Dimensions||3 1/8 x 2 3/8 inches|
|Signature Location||bottom right|
|Inscription||M. S. Thompson, Islip, NY 1811|
|Credit line||Gift of Mrs. Victor Morawetz|
The portrait of Thompson should be considered a quick sketch, probably done by Sully as a personal tribute to the sitter. It has the quick, spontaneous brushwork which is one of the hallmarks of Sully's style. The intertwined monogram is also typical.
This text is adapted from Martha Severens "The Miniature Portrait Collection of the Carolina Art Association" published by the Carolina Art Association, 1984