Smith performed the duties of magistrate in Adams Run, SC. Typical of Fraser's portraits of successful men, the likeness of Smith is straightforward and pleasing. The stippling is neat and unobtrusive. "Mr. BB Smith . . . .$50" is listed in the account book for 1820.
This text is adapted from Martha Severens "The Miniature Portrait Collection of the Carolina Art Association" published by the Carolina Art Association, 1984