Mr. Veacock

  • Thomas Birch, Mr. Veacock, ca. 1812, watercolor, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer, 1999.27.2

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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.”

Title
Mr. Veacock
Artists
Date
ca. 1812
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
image (oval): 3 1/16 x 2 9/16 in. (7.8 x 6.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Veacock, Mr. – bust
  • Portrait male – Veacock, Mr. – profile
  • Dress – uniform – military uniform
Object Number
1999.27.2
Palette
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