Object Record

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Title Charles Fraser
Artist Vallée, Jean François de la
Date ca. 1800
Medium watercolor
Support ivory
Dimensions 1 7/8 x 1 1/2 inches
Inscription NA
Credit line Museum Purchase with funds provided by the Victor Morawetz Fund
Accession Number 1936.007.0005
Collection Miniature
Sitter's dates (1782-1860)
Description The association of the portrait with Fraser is traditional, but has been questioned. The profile, with its pronounced nose, sloping brow and full lips does resemble Fraser's Self-Portrait of 1823. The way in which the profile is cut at the neckline, the absence of clothing and the monochromatic gray coloring suggest that Vallee was attempting a cameo-like image. His usual unidealizing style and linear technique are apparent.

This text is adapted from Martha Severens "The Miniature Portrait Collection of the Carolina Art Association" published by the Carolina Art Association, 1984
Subjects Fraser
Image 001\1936.07.05.JPG