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Title Mary Theodora Ford
Artist Fraser, Charles
Date 1838
Medium watercolor
Support ivory
Dimensions 4 x 3 1/4 inches
Signature CF
Signature Location bottom right
Inscription NA
Credit line Bequest of Mrs. James Reid Pringle
Accession Number 1945.012.0001
Collection Miniature
Exhibition Status Currently on view
Sitter's dates (d. 1847)
Description The daughter of Timothy Ford, Mary Theodora never married. This miniature is typical of Fraser's portraits of young women of the late 1830s and 1840s. Unlike the portrayals of young men, as a group these miniatures are more decorative and colorful, perhaps as a result of gayer clothing. The use of the variegated sky and the landscape also contribute to the colorful effects. For 1838 the Fraser account book lists, "Miss Ford . . . $50."

This text is adapted from Martha Severens "The Miniature Portrait Collection of the Carolina Art Association" published by the Carolina Art Association, 1984
Subjects Ford
Image 002\1945.12.01.JPG