Dr. Joseph Johnson

Artist: Fraser, Charles
Date: 1825

Dr. Johnson was a noted Charleston physician as well as historian and author of "Traditions and Reminiscences Chiefly of the American Revolution in the South." Like other portraits of the mid-1820s, Johnson's miniature is a meticulously painted and penetrating likeness. The face, in particular, is strongly modelled with convincing highlights on the eyes and the nose. Johnson's miniature is the first one listed in the account book for 1825.

  • Artist's Dates: 1782 - 1860
  • Artist's Nationality: American
  • Medium: Watercolor
  • Support: Ivory
  • Dimensions: 3.74 In X 3.15 In
  • Sitter's Dates: 1774 - 1862
  • Credit: Gift of John F. Maybank in Mem. of John F. and Eleanor Johnson Maybank
  • Period: 19th century
  • Accession Number: 1984.005

  • Charles Fraser's Book of Records

    This miniature is listed in the Charles Fraser's Book of Records.
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