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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.

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 Pringle
Figures
Portraits
woman
Hairpieces