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Edwin Hall of Boston
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Edwin Hall of Boston

Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
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.
Date Description Narrative
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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ca. 1820
watercolor on ivory
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H excluding frame: 2 1/2 x W: 2 in. (6.35 x 5.08 cm); Framed H: 2 5/8 x W: 2 1/8 in. (6.67 x 5.4 cm)
  • USA (Place of Origin)
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Not On View


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