Thomas Sully, American (1783-1872)
Sarah Esther Hindman (Mrs. Gilmor Meridith)
in character of Little Red Riding Hood
1833, Oil on Canvas
Private donation, MSA SC 4680-10-0096
Thomas Sully was the most popular American portrait painter of the Federal period second only to Gilbert Stuart. Sully studied under Benjamin West in England before returning to Philadelphia in 1808 where he served as the city's premier portraitist for over half a century.
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