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Title James Reid Pringle
Artist Fraser, Charles
Date 1803
Medium watercolor
Support ivory
Dimensions 3 1/8 x 2 1/2 inches
Signature NA
Inscription painted April/1803
Inscription Location verso
Credit line Museum Purchase with funds provided by the Victor Morawetz Fund
Accession Number 1936.007.0011
Collection Miniature
Sitter's dates (1782-1840)
Description An exact contemporary of the artist, James Reid Pringle was painted three times by Fraser. Pringle was active in political affairs, serving as President of the Senate of South Carolina, 1814-1818, as Collector of the Port of Charleston, and during the nullification controversy he was the successful Union Party candidate for Intendant of Charleston.

At one time attributed to Edward Greene Malbone, this portrait bears marked similarities to his miniatures, especially in the cross-hatched background and the placement of the sitter. However, it is more tentative and less sophisticated than Malbone's miniatures of this date.

This text is adapted from Martha Severens "The Miniature Portrait Collection of the Carolina Art Association" published by the Carolina Art Association, 1984
Subjects Pringle