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Capt. John Gassoway

ca. 1790 Charles Willson Peale Born: Maryland 1741 Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1827 watercolor on ivory sight 1 1/2 x 1 1/8 in. (3.8 x 2.9 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer 1999.27.33 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 16A, Drawer 1


Luce Center Label

Captain John Gassoway (1754-1820), also spelled Gassaway, was wounded and taken prisoner at the disastrous Battle of Camden, fought by Revolutionary forces in South Carolina in 1780. Branches of his family occupy a prominent role in the history of South Carolina, and Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Conservation of this miniature was made possible through a generous grant provided by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee.

Keywords

Dress - uniform - military uniform

Occupation - military - captain

Portrait male - Gassoway, John - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About Charles Willson Peale

Born: Maryland 1741 Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1827

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