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Portrait #314
Subject/Title: Unknown Gentleman W48
Artist:Fraser, Charles 1782-1860
Date Created:ca. 1826
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:NA
Image Dimensions:3" x 2 1/2"
Materials/Media:watercolor on ivory
Date Documented:2/22/2004
Condition:Excellent

Description:Frame is gilded , chased copper, original.

Oval of a young man with light brown hair parted in the middle and combed softly back to each side. Clean-shaven, with large hazel eyes and a strong jawline and chin. He is dressed in a navy blue coat with 5 brass buttons visible, white vest and shirt, and a gold stick pin.
History:Painted in Charleston, SC. The curator at the Gibbs Museum in Charleston has attempted to identify the sitter, but without success. The Chattanooga jeweler got it from a picker who bought it at an auction in north Georgia. Exhibited Cheekwood 1992, Huntsville 1996 and Gibbes 2000

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Notes:More information on file at TSM.

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