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Mr. Veacock

ca. 1812 Thomas Birch Born: Warwickshire, England 1779 Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1851 watercolor on paper image (oval): 3 1/16 x 2 9/16 in. (7.8 x 6.5 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer 1999.27.2 Not currently on view


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Mr. Veacock was Thomas Birch’s brother-in-law. Shown here in officer’s uniform, Veacock fought in the War of 1812. The high collar of his jacket illustrates the requirement, by 1812, for it “to reach the tip of the ear, and in front as high as the chin would permit in turning the head.”

Keywords

Dress - uniform - military uniform

Portrait male - Veacock, Mr. - bust

Portrait male - Veacock, Mr. - profile

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

paper

About Thomas Birch

Born: Warwickshire, England 1779 Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1851

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