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Title Mrs. William John Grayson (Susan Greene)
Artist Fraser, Charles
Date 1848
Medium watercolor
Support ivory
Dimensions 3 3/4 x 3 1/8 inches
Signature Painted by C. Fraser Decr. 1848/Charleston S.C.
Signature Location verso
Inscription NA
Credit line Gift of Mrs. Ridgely Hunt
Accession Number 1940.007.0001
Collection Miniature
Sitter's dates (1770-?)
Description Some confusion exists about the name of the sitter. A Susan Greene married William John Grayson of Beaufort in 1798. He passed away in the early years of the next century and she remarried, becoming Mrs. William Joyner. However, in the Fraser Gallery number 294 is listed as Mrs. John Grayson and this miniature has always been associated with that name. The late date, 1848, of the miniature and the tender portrayal suggests that Fraser may have had a special reason for painting this portrait. Articles of clothing and the red chair help to set off the face and enliven the portrait.

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 Grayson
Figures
Portraits
woman
Clothing & dress
Hats
Image 002\1940.07.01.JPG