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Title Nathaniel Barnwell Heyward III
Artist Fraser, Charles
Date ca. 1839
Medium watercolor
Support ivory
Dimensions 3 3/4 x 3 inches
Signature NA
Inscription NA
Credit line Bequest of Julius Heyward
Accession Number 1924.004.0008
Collection Miniature
Exhibition Status Currently on view
Sitter's dates 1816-1891
Description Heyward was born in Beaufort, and was educated at Yale. He was a rice planter who served for a short time in the state senate. Typical of the later rectangular format used by Fraser, the miniature continues in the tradition of fine likenesses of handsome young men. In this instance, Fraser has offered some variety in the use of the mottled blue-pink sky. Numerous entries for Mr. Heyward recur in the account book; most likely this one was done in 1839.

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\1924.04.08.JPG