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Title Nathaniel Heyward I
Artist Bounetheau, Henry
Artist 2 after Charles Fraser
Date 1837
Medium watercolor
Support ivory
Dimensions 4 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches
Signature copied by H. B. Bounetheau in July 1837
Signature Location below mat on recto
Inscription copied by H. B. Bounetheau in July 1837 from a picture by Chs Fraser Charleston, SC.
Inscription Location recto
Credit line Bequest of Julius Heyward
Accession Number 1924.004.0006
Collection Miniature
Sitter's dates 1766-1851
Description As a young boy Heyward participated in the siege of Charleston by the British in 1780. He later emerged as an extensive slaveholder (about 2500) and at the time of his death he owned seventeen plantations, most dealing in rice along the Combahee River.

Fraser's original dates to 1829, and Bounetheau's copy is faithful to the original in details as well as handling. The blues, grays and greens are exceptionally fine.

This text is adapted from Martha Severens "The Miniature Portrait Collection of the Carolina Art Association" published by the Carolina Art Association, 1984
Subjects Heyward
Image 001\1924.04.06.JPG