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Title Mr. Derry Gillison
Artist Unknown
Date ca. 1800
Medium watercolor
Support ivory
Dimensions 2 3/8 x 2 inches
Inscription NA
Credit line Gift of Mrs. W. F. Colcock in memory of her daughter Annie T. Colcock
Accession Number 1923.002.0002
Collection Miniature
Exhibition Status Currently on view
Sitter's dates 1743-1819
Description A native of Massachusetts, Gillison came to South Carolina and established a successful tanning business near Coosawhatchie, Jasper County. Probably painted about 1800, Gillison's miniature is striking because of the linear treatment of hair, eyebrows and eyelashes, its cool blue coloring, and the precise depiction of the features: long, pointed nose, small mouth and dimple in the chin.
Subjects Gillison
Image 001\1923.02.02.JPG