As a young boy Heyward participated in the siege of Charleston by the British in 1780. He later emerged as an extensive slaveholder (about 2500) and at the time of his death he owned seventeen plantations, most dealing in rice along the Combahee River.
Fraser's original dates to 1829, and Bounetheau's copy is faithful to the original in details as well as handling. The blues, grays and greens are exceptionally fine.
This text is adapted from Martha Severens "The Miniature Portrait Collection of the Carolina Art Association" published by the Carolina Art Association, 1984
Artist's Dates: 1797 - 1877
born and died in Charleston, SC