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Harriet Hampton

ca. 1835 Charles Fraser Born: Charleston, South Carolina 1782 Died: Charleston, South Carolina 1860 watercolor on ivory 5 1/8 x 4 in. (13.0 x 10.2 cm) rectangle Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund 1946.11.7 Not currently on view

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Harriet Hampton (1791-1858) was the daughter of Wade Hampton (1752-1835), a Revolutionary War officer and major general in the War of 1812, and his third wife, Mary Cantey. The Hampton family of South Carolina was steeped in politics and military service. Harriet was also the aunt of Wade Hampton III (1818-1902), a noted Civil War officer and later governor of South Carolina.


Object - flower

Portrait female - Hampton, Harriet - waist length

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor