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