Elias Horry

Artist: Fraser, Charles
Date: 1827

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 coat—unusual in Fraser's own work—is 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

  • Artist's Dates: 1782 - 1860
  • Artist's Nationality: American
  • Medium: Watercolor
  • Support: Ivory
  • Dimensions: 4 1/4 X 3 1/2 Inches
  • Sitter's Dates: 1707-1783
  • Signature: copy made by C.Fraser, July 1827
  • Signature Location: verso
  • Credit: Museum Purchase with funds provided by the Eliza Huger Kammerer Fund
  • Period: 19th century
  • Accession Number: 1967.010.0002

  • Charles Fraser's Book of Records

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