Captain Noah Rich

  • Unidentified, Captain Noah Rich, ca. 1812, watercolor on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer, 1999.27.76

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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.

Title
Captain Noah Rich
Artist
Date
ca. 1812
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
image (oval): 2 5/8 x 2 1/8 in. (6.7 x 5.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on paper
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Rich, Noah, Captain – bust
  • Occupation – military – captain
  • Architecture – boat – ship
Object Number
1999.27.76
Palette
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