John Hume

Artist: Bounetheau, Henry
Date: after 1822

Hume, who had served as an aide to General Francis Marion during the Revolution, became the owner of Hopsewee Plantation along the North Santee River.

In 1822 Fraser recorded in his account book a portrait of Hume, and again in 1841, a replica. It is generally believed that this is another copy by Bounetheau, although it has also been ascribed to Fraser and to Charles Lanneau. In comparison to the Fraser original, the face and body have been given broader proportions while the stippling is more regular.


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
  • Artist's Nationality: American
  • Medium: Watercolor
  • Support: Ivory
  • Dimensions: 4 5/8 X 3 1/2 Inches
  • Sitter's Dates: (1762-1841)
  • Credit: Gift of Mrs. Percy Gamble Kammerer in memory of Aiken Simons
  • Period: 19th century
  • Accession Number: 1944.001.0001
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