Harriet Hampton

  • Charles Fraser, Harriet Hampton, ca. 1835, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund, 1946.11.7

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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.

Title
Harriet Hampton
Artist
Date
ca. 1835
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
5 1/8 x 4 in. (13.0 x 10.2 cm) rectangle
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – flower
  • Portrait female – Hampton, Harriet – waist length
Object Number
1946.11.7
Palette
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