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Title Rosamond Miles Pringle
Artist Fraser, Charles
Date 1839
Medium watercolor
Support ivory
Dimensions 4 x 3 1/8 inches
Signature CF
Signature Location bottom left
Inscription NA
Credit line Gift of Victor A. Morawetz
Accession Number 1938.020.0001
Collection Miniature
Sitter's dates (1823 - 1919)
Description 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
Subjects Pringle