Colonel James Elliott McPherson

Artist: Fraser, Charles
Date: 1819

A planter from Prince William Parish, McPherson served as the commanding officer of the South Carolina Militia. He was also President of the South Carolina Jockey Club. Fraser's portrait is a direct and forceful portrayal. The stippling is especially noticeable on the face. The miniature is listed in the Fraser account book for 1819 for $50.


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: 1782 - 1860
  • Artist's Nationality: American
  • Medium: Watercolor
  • Support: Ivory
  • Dimensions: 3 1/2 X 3 Inches
  • Sitter's Dates: (1769-1834)
  • Credit: Bequest of Martha Blake Washington
  • Period: 19th century
  • Accession Number: 1934.009.0001

  • Charles Fraser's Book of Records

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