Dr. Francis Kinloch Huger, Charles Fraser (1782–1860), Watercolor on ivory, American

Dr. Francis Kinloch Huger

Artist:
Charles Fraser (1782–1860)
Date:
1825
Culture:
American
Medium:
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions:
4 3/4 x 3 7/8 in. (12.1 x 9.8 cm); 10 oz. 16 dwt. (336 g)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1938
Accession Number:
38.165.33
Not on view
Francis Kinloch Huger (1773-1855) was a surgeon in Charleston. On the occasion of the Marquis de Lafayette's visit to Charleston in 1825, the city commissioned this miniature and gold frame as a gift to Lafayette in commemoration of his friendship with Huger. For eight months in 1794-95, Huger had been imprisoned for his role in trying to free Lafayette from the Austrian fortress of Olmütz.
Signature: [on obverse, lower right]: Fraser

Inscription: Engraved on verso: FRANCIS K. HUGER / Presented to / GENL. LAFAYETTE / by the / City of Charleston / through / SAML PRIOLEAU / Intendant / 1825. / Made by Fletcher & Gardiner Phila.