Henry Broughton Mazyck

Artist: Fraser, Charles
Date: 1826

A planter of Huguenot descent, Mazyck is associated with Fairlawn and Mulberry plantations. Both Mazyck and his wife were painted in 1826, Fraser receiving $30 for his portrait in the smaller locket size, and $40 for hers. The size discrepancy may be explained by the fact that his likeness was intended to be worn by her. Stylistically, both are freshly rendered, showing Fraser in complete command of the stippling technique. The blue tones of both also harmonize.


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: 2 1/8 X 1 3/4 Inches
  • Sitter's Dates: (1806-1835)
  • Signature: CFraser 1826
  • Signature Location: verso
  • Credit: Bequest of Ms. Susan G. Mazyck
  • Period: 19th century
  • Accession Number: 1938.011.0001

  • Charles Fraser's Book of Records

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