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Lisetta Fries

Place Made:
Possibly Salem North Carolina United States of America
Date Made:
oil on canvas
Canvas: HOA 14″; WOA 11-5/16″
Frame: HOA 17-3/4″; WOA 15-1/8″
Accession Number:
Portrait of Lisetta Maria Vogler Fries (1820-1903); she is seated, chair or stool is unseen. She is facing right with her arms down, hands although unseen in lap. She is wearing a dark blue dress with red undertones; trimmed in black around the collar with a black sash and gold clasp/brooch; she has a long gold chain necklace around her neck which attached to the sash and holds a miniature of a man – most likely her husband, Francis Fries. She also wears a brooch at the center of her collar and dark blue tear-drop earrings with red accent; wearing a floral hair band, and black fabric draping across her arms. She appears to be a young woman (late teens to early 20’s) with light brown hair and blue eyes. The background is green at the top and shaded dark at the bottom. Housed in a gold frame with beaded detail.

See acc. no. 5607.13 for Portrait of Francis L. Fries.

Descended in a family from Salem, North Carolina.

A handwritten note by donor reads: “Portraits in the Hall / Francis Fries / 1812-1863 / Lisetta Vogler Fries / dau. / of John Vogler – Parents of Emma Fries Bahnson and grandmother of Mary Louise Davis.”

Lisetta Maria Fries nee Vogler (1820-1903) was the daughter of John Vogler and Christina Vogler nee Spach. She married Francis Levin Fries on May 23 1838.

Credit Line:
Gift of Bonnie Davis Bennett in memory of: Mary Louise Haywood Davis, Louise Bahnson Haywood, and Lisetta Fries.