Sketch of Henry Clay by Oliver Frazer

Oliver Frazer, Sketch of Henry Clay, ca. 1840s. Drawing.

Oliver Frazer (1808-1864) was a Fayette County native who studied with Kentucky portraitist Matthew Harris Jouett and well-known painter Thomas Sully. Frazer studied painting abroad before establishing a studio in Lexington; he painted Henry Clay multiple times.

The image shown here is a preparatory sketch for a portrait of Clay.