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Joseph W. Faber

1837 Charles Fraser Born: Charleston, South Carolina 1782 Died: Charleston, South Carolina 1860 watercolor on ivory 3 7/8 x 3 1/8 in. (9.8 x 7.8 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund 1946.11.5 Not currently on view


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A lawyer and rice planter, Joseph Faber lived near Adams Run, South Carolina, about thirty-five miles from Charleston along the banks of the Edisto River. Rice provided the backbone of South Carolina’s economy, and was the state’s second leading export behind indigo during the colonial period. Much of the state’s agricultural wealth was sold and traded in the Netherlands and Germany. Conservation of this miniature was made possible through a generous grant provided by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee.

Keywords

Occupation - law

Portrait male - Faber, Joseph W. - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About Charles Fraser

Born: Charleston, South Carolina 1782 Died: Charleston, South Carolina 1860

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