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Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900), MVO, FRAM

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The young Sir Arthur Sullivan is depicted in the red and gold uniform of the Chapel Royal. He holds a baton in his right hand, and must have been about 12. The painting is after a rare photograph of c.1856, a fragile copy of which is in the Academy's collection. Sullivan studied at the Royal Academy of Music and at the Leipzig Conservatoire as the holder of the first Mendelssohn Scholarship. Among other items, the Academy houses his famous score of 'The Mikado'.

Royal Academy of Music





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H 55 x W 41.5 cm

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