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Title Reverend Alexander Glennie
Artist Fraser, Charles
Date 1835
Medium watercolor
Support ivory
Dimensions 3 7/8 x 3 1/4 inches
Signature C. Fraser Fecit/ Charleston March 1835
Signature Location verso
Inscription NA
Credit line Gift of Mrs. Aiken Simons
Accession Number 1940.008.0001
Collection Miniature
Sitter's dates (1804-1880)
Description Born in Surrey, England, Glennie came to Plowden Weston's plantation Hagley in 1827 as a tutor. Ten years later he was ordained and became the rector of All Saints Church, Waccamaw. Listed in the account book for 1835, Fraser received $40 for the miniature. Using hairstyles and fashions, Fraser sets the face of the sitter off for emphasis, and poses him frontally for direct contact with the viewer.

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 Glennie
Figures
Portraits
man