Sully, Thomas. An eminent American painter. Was born in County of Lincoln, England, in 1783. While a boy, he emigrated to America, and studied his art at Charleston; afterwards he successively took up his residence in Richmond, VA, New York, and Philadelphia. As a portrait painter, he enjoyed great reputation, many of the most illustrious personages of the time being among his sitters. His chief historical work is "Washington Crossing the Delaware." Sully died in 1872.