Augustus Henry Hayden

Artist: Fraser, Charles
Date: 1844

A native of Connecticut, Hayden came to Charleston in 1837 to become a partner in Hayden & Co., silversmiths. The pose with the figure sitting was a standard one for the 1840s and replaced the more direct and simple ovals of the 1820s. As a result, the sitter becomes more distant and reserved, qualities that can also be seen in contemporary oil portraits.


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 X 3 1/8 Inches
  • Sitter's Dates: 1817-1894
  • Signature: Charles Fraser 1844
  • Signature Location: verso
  • Credit: Gift of Edith K. Smith
  • Period: 19th century
  • Accession Number: 1976.009.0001

  • Charles Fraser's Book of Records

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