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Name Clarke, William
Othernames William C. Clarke
Places of residence Active in Pennsylvania, Maryland, & Delaware from 1785-1806
Notes - In Febraury 1796, he joined the Philadelphia firm of Pratt, Rutter, & Company (later Paul, Rutter & Clark), ornamental and portrait painters, along with several other artists.
- He last appears in Philadelphia City Directories in 1806.
Occupation Portrait & miniature painter

Associated Records

Image of 1930.038.001 - Portrait

1930.038.001 - Portrait

Large oil on canvas portrait of Captain William Frazer (1752-1817) . The full-length portrait depicts a seated male figure in an interior setting with a red curtain behind him and a patterned Turkey carpet on the floor. The red curtain is drawn back at the left side to reveal a farmyard setting with horses, cattle, and outbuildings. The subject wears a black suit and white shirt and holds a letter addressed to his son William C. Frazer in his right hand.

Image of 1930.038.002 - Portrait

1930.038.002 - Portrait

Large, oil on canvas portrait of Mary Reah Frazer (1762-1816), the third wife of Captain William Frazer. The full-length portrait depicts a female figure in a coastal setting seated on a rock. She is portrayed against a wooded backdrop and there is also a view of the ocean with a ship in the right background. Various shells are strewn on the ground at her feet. She wears green flat shoes, a white silk bonnet with two large bows on the front, and an Empire style dress with half-length sleeves and a lacy double collar. She also holds a book in her left hand which covers her right hand.