Charles Fraser, Joseph W. Faber, 1837, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund, 1946.11.5
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.
Joseph W. Faber
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3 7/8 x 3 1/8 in. (9.8 x 7.8 cm) oval
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund
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- watercolor on ivory
- Portrait male – Faber, Joseph W. – bust
- Occupation – law
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