Capt. John Gassoway

Captain John Gassoway (17541820), 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.

Title
Capt. John Gassoway
Artist
Date
ca. 1790
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sight 1 121 18 in. (3.82.9 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Occupation – military – captain
  • Portrait male – Gassoway, John – bust
Object Number
1999.27.33
Palette
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