Artist: attributed to Peale, James Date: after 1769
The young man has been identified as Archibald Scott by a pencil notation on a slip of paper inside the locket. An individual of that name resided on James Island. Due to the small format and gray tonalities, the portrait relates to Peale's earliest period when the influence of Charles Willson Peale was the strongest.
This text is adapted from Martha Severens "The Miniature Portrait Collection of the Carolina Art Association" published by the Carolina Art Association, 1984