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Title Colonel James Elliott McPherson
Artist Fraser, Charles
Date 1819
Medium watercolor
Support ivory
Dimensions 3 1/2 x 3 inches
Inscription NA
Credit line Bequest of Martha Blake Washington
Accession Number 1934.009.0001
Collection Miniature
Sitter's dates (1769-1834)
Description A planter from Prince William Parish, McPherson served as the commanding officer of the South Carolina Militia. He was also President of the South Carolina Jockey Club. Fraser's portrait is a direct and forceful portrayal. The stippling is especially noticeable on the face. The miniature is listed in the Fraser account book for 1819 for $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 McPherson
Image 001\1934.09.01.JPG