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Henry Augustus Coit

1838 John Wood Dodge Born: New York, New York 1807 Died: Pomona, Tennessee 1893 watercolor on ivory sight 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. (7.0 x 5.7 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund 1948.11.2 Not currently on view


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Henry Augustus Coit (born 1800) lived in Cuba as a young man, and for over twenty years, invested in the sugar trade along with his partner, Moses Taylor III. Coit was fluent in Spanish and moved easily in Cuban society. Having made a fortune in the sugar trade, he maintained palatial homes in Havana, Dobbs Ferry, and Saratoga Springs, New York, until he was ruined in the panic of 1857. This miniature was painted the year he married a Boston heiress.

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Portrait male - Coit, Henry A. - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About John Wood Dodge

Born: New York, New York 1807 Died: Pomona, Tennessee 1893

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