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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.

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
Image 002\1940.08.01.JPG