Mrs. William Alston (Mary Brewton Motte)

Artist: Fraser, Charles
Date: 1839

Fraser's miniature is one of several careful copies of Samuel F.B. Morse's oil portrait of ca. 1820. As with most of Fraser's copies it is very close to the original. In turn, Thomas Sully used Fraser's miniature for a version he painted on canvas in 1846.


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: 4 1/4 In X 3 1/2 Inches
  • Sitter's Dates: 1769-1838
  • Credit: Museum Purchase with funds provided by the Eliza Huger Kammerer Fund
  • Period: 19th century
  • Accession Number: 1966.022
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