Judge Thomas Waties

  • Charles Fraser, Judge Thomas Waties, 1820, watercolor, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund, 1934.5.1

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Thomas Waties (1760-1828) was a native of Georgetown, South Carolina, who rose to prominence as a lawyer and jurist. During the American Revolution, he was captured on a ship and sent first to England, and then to France. In Paris, he met Benjamin Franklin, who helped procure his passage back to South Carolina. In 1780, Waties served as captain under Brigadier General Francis Marion, the “Swamp Fox.” His public service included voting as part of the South Carolina Convention to ratify the federal Constitution in 1788.

Title
Judge Thomas Waties
Artists
Date
1820
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sight 3 3/4 x 3 1/8 in. (9.5 x 7.8 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund

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Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Waties, Thomas – bust
  • Occupation – law – judge
Object Number
1934.5.1
Palette
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