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
Signature NA
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.

Notes:
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
Figures
Portraits
man
Faces