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William Augustus Bowles (1763-1805)

Artist/Maker:
Grozer, Joseph __Engraver ||Hardy, Thomas __After
Place Made:
Great Britain
Date Made:
1791
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
HOA: 14 5/8; WOA: 11 1/4
Accession Number:
3765
Description:
William Augustus Bowles (1763-1805) was born in Maryland and entered the British Army at age 13, but was dismissed for some reason. He then entered the service of the Creek Indians in Florida. He probably wielded great influence with them, and he was instrumental in encouraging the Indians in Florida to harass the Spaniards for the benefit of the English and to trouble the Americans in Georgia, as well. For this he was highly regarded by the English and imprisoned by the Spanish in Moro Castle, Havana, Cuba, where he died in 1805. For more information on Bowles see: WILLIAM AUGUSTUS BOWLES, J. Leitch Wright, Jr., University of Georgia Press, 1967.

DESCRIPTION: Mezzotint, waist-length portrait of man in 3/4 view, wearing white shirt, metal arm band, necklaces, gorget, shoulder bag and feathered headdress.

Credit Line:
Given in memory of Allene Dalton, Barbara D. Smitherman P.Fund