Reverend Alexander Glennie

Artist: Fraser, Charles
Date: 1835

Born in Surrey, England, Glennie came to Plowden Weston's plantation Hagley in 1827 as a tutor. Ten years later he was ordained and became the rector of All Saints Church, Waccamaw. Listed in the account book for 1835, Fraser received $40 for the miniature. Using hairstyles and fashions, Fraser sets the face of the sitter off for emphasis, and poses him frontally for direct contact with the viewer.


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 7/8 X 3 1/4 Inches
  • Sitter's Dates: (1804-1880)
  • Signature: C. Fraser Fecit/ Charleston March 1835
  • Signature Location: verso
  • Credit: Gift of Mrs. Aiken Simons
  • Period: 19th century
  • Accession Number: 1940.008.0001

  • Charles Fraser's Book of Records

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