A few days ago I enjoyed an exhibition of his works at the Milwaukee Art Museum.Sully was born in
Another famous painting I want to share with you is “Child on the Sea Side” (1820). This painting inspired Lydia Sigourney to write a poem called “Nature never made a mother to forget”. (Today she should be writing a poem saying that "Nature never made a parent to forget. Both parents are equally responsible, aren't they?)
Oblivious to the dangers of the ocean and the forthcoming storm, they are walking away from this child.
This painting was included in a gift-book. In those days, gift-books were popular books that combined paintings, literature and poetry. They were published at the end of each calendar year and were treated like keepsakes.
If you want to see more of Thomas Sully's works, you can visit this interesting website.
On one occasion Thomas Sully was asked what he thought people would do in the next world.