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Henry Trescot

1821 Charles Fraser Born: Charleston, South Carolina 1782 Died: Charleston, South Carolina 1860 watercolor on ivory sight 3 3/4 x 3 1/4 in. (9.5 x 8.1 cm) rectangle Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund 1937.7.1 Not currently on view


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According to Charles Fraser’s account books, he painted “copy of 2 portraits for Mr. H Trescot,” which may mean that the artist copied an existing oil painting of his patron, or made two versions of this miniature. Here, Henry Trescot appears at his ease among leatherbound books, signs of his learning and financial standing.

Keywords

Portrait male - Trescot, Henry - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About Charles Fraser

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

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