Horry was a member of the Commons House, 1768, 1769 and 1772; Justice of the Peace, 1776; and served as a member of the Provincial Congress, 1775. Fraser copied Horry's portrait from a small oval miniature at one time attributed to Rembrandt Peale and has enlarged the composition to include more of the sitter's body. The intense light blue of the coatunusual in Fraser's own workis the most striking characteristic of this miniature. For 1827 the account book has the following entry, which probably refers to this miniature: "copy of Mr. Horry's grandfather."
This text is adapted from Martha Severens "The Miniature Portrait Collection of the Carolina Art Association" published by the Carolina Art Association, 1984