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Title Samuel Prioleau
Artist Unknown British
Date 1796
Medium watercolor
Support ivory
Dimensions 2 3/8 x 2 1/8 inches
Signature D +/ 1796
Signature Location bottom right
Inscription NA
Credit line Museum Purchase with funds provided by the Victor Morawetz Fund
Accession Number 1936.007.0017
Collection Miniature
Description Despite a distinctive style, attempts to identify "D" have not been successful. He may have been either an itinerant American painter or a French immigrant. The awkward positioning of Prioleau and the inconsistent brushstrokes, as well as the irregular placement of the date and initial, indicate that the artist was probably unschooled, although the sharp modelling of the face and the delineation of the features are quite accomplished.

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 Prioleau
Figures
Portraits
man