|Title||Rosamond Miles Pringle|
|Dimensions||4 x 3 1/8 inches|
|Signature Location||bottom left|
|Credit line||Gift of Victor A. Morawetz|
|Sitter's dates||(1823 - 1919)|
Rosamond was the daughter of James Reid Pringle. Never married, she lived to be ninety-five. In this fresh likeness of a young woman in her mid-teens, Fraser has used the outdoor setting and flowers -- which include jasmine, pansies and, significantly, roses -- to enliven the portrait. As in the portrait of Mary Ford, however, there seems to be little insight into the sitter's character. This may be because of a shortcoming on Fraser's part, or because of the reserve expected of a proper young lady. "Miss Rosa Pringle . . . $50" is listed in the Fraser account book for 1839.
This text is adapted from Martha Severens "The Miniature Portrait Collection of the Carolina Art Association" published by the Carolina Art Association, 1984