John Gadsby, Jr.

  • Anson Dickinson, John Gadsby, Jr., ca. 1829, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Henry L. Milmore, 1950.4.7

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John Gadsby Jr. was the son of the famous tavern keeper, John Gadsby, owner of Gadsby’s Tavern in Alexandria, Virginia. The tavern hosted Thomas Jefferson’s inaugural dinner and “birthright” balls to honor George Washington’s birthday. This work was painted in Washington, D.C., where Dickinson was based at the time. The painting was originally a stickpin, mounted on a long pin that was pushed through the fabric of the wearer’s cravat.

Title
John Gadsby, Jr.
Artist
Date
ca. 1829
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sight 2 3/8 x 2 in. (6.0 x 5.1 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Henry L. Milmore

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Gadsby, John, Jr. – bust
Object Number
1950.4.7
Palette
Linked Open Data
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