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Object ID 1930.038.002
Object Name Portrait
Title Mary Reah Frazer
Collection Works of Art
Credit line Bequest of Miss Susan Carpenter Frazer
Date 1798
Artist William C. Clarke
Made William C. Clarke
Makers mark Signed and dated on reverse: "Wm. Clarke Pinxt, February 16th, 1798, Ms. Mary Frazer, aged 36."
Description 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.
Dimensions W-50.5 L-74.75 D-1 inches
Dimension Details framed dimensions
Owned Frazer family
Provenance The portrait descended in the family of William Clark Frazer, the sitter's step-son.
Subjects Portraits
Portrait paintings
People Frazer, Mary Reah
Clarke, William
Search Terms Portraits
Mary Reah Frazer
Mary Frazer
Portrait Paintings
William Clarke
Place of Origin Philadelphia, PA
Medium Oil on canvas