Capt. John Gassoway

  • Charles Willson Peale, Capt. John Gassoway, ca. 1790, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer, 1999.27.33

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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.

Title
Capt. John Gassoway
Artist
Date
ca. 1790
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sight 1 1/2 x 1 1/8 in. (3.8 x 2.9 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer

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