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Captain Noah Rich

ca. 1812 Unidentified watercolor on paper image (oval): 2 5/8 x 2 1/8 in. (6.7 x 5.5 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer 1999.27.76 Not currently on view

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This miniature shows Captain Noah Rich of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, standing proudly in front of a painting of his warship. Miniatures rarely included such detailed backgrounds, and Rich probably requested his warship to be shown in the painting.


Architecture - boat - ship

Occupation - military - captain

Portrait male - Rich, Noah, Captain - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor