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Alfred Sully

 (1820 - 1879)
Alfred Sully was active/lived in Washington, California.  Alfred Sully is known for landscape, frontier views, military.

Biography   Alfred Sully


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The son of portraitist Thomas Sully, Alfred Sully was an amateur watercolorist who was born in Philadelphia. He became chief quartermaster of the U.S. troops at Monterey in April 1849 to 1853, after California came under American jurisdiction (1847).

Sully created a number of watercolor and some oil paintings reflecting the social life of Monterey during that period. He married into a local family, and it was apparent from his paintings that the locals, called Californios, maintained their culture in the face of the Americans.

Sully was a graduate of West Point Academy and had a long military career. Following his time in Monterey, he went to Fort Ridgley in Minnesota to oversee the construction of buildings for the fort. In   ...  Displaying 750 of 2800 characters.

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Carriage a la California, 1849
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