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Title Colonel William Rhett
Artist Waring, Leila
Artist 2 after Henrietta Johnston
Date 1912
Medium watercolor
Support ivory
Dimensions 4 1/8 x 3 inches
Signature by Leila Waring 1912
Signature Location top right
Inscription Painted from old pastel
Inscription Location recto
Credit line Bequest of Julius Heyward
Accession Number 1924.004.0009
Collection Miniature
Sitter's dates 1666-1721/2
Description Rhett was a Colonel in the Provincial Militia and Vice-Admiral in the Colonial Navy. He is best known for his successful capture of the notorious pirate Stede Bonnet in 1718. He also held appointments as Surveyor and Comptroller General for His Majesty's Customs and was Lieutenant-General and Constructor of Fortifications.

This work is either a copy of Henrietta Johnston's (?-1728/9) original pastel of c. 1715 or of Charles Fraser's copy made in 1845.
Subjects Rhett
Clothing & dress
Image 001\1924.04.09.JPG