John Gaillard [recto] and Theodore Gaillard [verso]

Artist: Unknown British
Date: ca. 1780

John and Theodore Gaillard were brothers who studied at the Middle Temple in London. According to tradition, this double locket, which is presently mounted as a swivel pin, was painted in London while the boys were at school. The portraits are simple, suggesting an artist not working in the high-fashion circles of London. This double portrait could have been a gift for their mother or other relative, sent back to Charleston while they were abroad.

  • Medium: Watercolor
  • Support: Ivory
  • Dimensions: 2 1/8 In X 1 3/4 In
  • Sitter's Dates: John Gaillard (1765-1826); Theodore Gaillard (c. 1
  • Credit: Gift of Mrs. Francis Ford, Sr.
  • Period: 18th century
  • Accession Number: 1977.014.0001
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