Description Head and shoulders portrait of Edwin Hall with brown, curly hair, wearing a dark blue coat, white shirt, and black neckcloth. Charles Fraser was a painter of miniatures, portraits in oils, and landscapes. He spent most of his life in his native city of Charleston depicting its leading citizens. This miniature is not listed in his account book, nor being shown in the solo exhibition for Fraser held in 1857.
Provenance Herbert Lawton [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; A.J. Fink, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; A.J. Fink Foundation, Baltimore, 1963, by bequest; Walters Art Museum, 1963, by gift.
Inscriptions [Inscription] Visible in window which previously contained hair now lost: Edwin Hall Boston.
Credit Gift of the A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc., Baltimore, in memory of Abraham Jay Fink, 1963
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