John Gillies (1789-1855)

John Gillies (1789-1855)
John Gillies (1789-1855)
ca. 1900
Watercolor on ivory
Overall: 2 3/8 x 1 3/4 in. ( 6 x 4.4 cm )
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Gift of Dr. John E. Stillwell
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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.
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Creative: Tronvig Group