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Object ID 1930.038.001
Object Name Portrait
Title Captain William 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, Captain William Frazer, Aged 45."
Description 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.
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 son by his first wife.
Subjects Paintings
Portraits
Portrait paintings
People Frazer, William
Clarke, William
Search Terms Captain William Frazer
William Frazer
Portraits
Paintings
Portrait Paintings
William Clarke
Place of Origin Philadelphia, PA
Medium Oil on canvas