John Gillies (1789-1855)

Object Number: 
1929.12
Date: 
ca. 1900
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/8 x 1 3/4 in. ( 6 x 4.4 cm )
Gallery Label: 
The son of Robert Gillies of Scotland, John Gillies lived and worked in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia before moving to Charlestown, Massachusetts. By profession he was a shipbuilder. He later settled in New York. This miniature, a gift to the Society from the subject's grandson, was copied from an earlier miniature or photograph by Theodore Wust.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. John E. Stillwell
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group