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Mrs. Henry B. Bounetheau (Julia Clarkson Du Pré)

ca. 1850 Henry Brintnell Bounetheau Born: Charleston, South Carolina 1797 Died: Charleston, South Carolina 1877 watercolor on ivory sight 4 1/8 x 3 3/8 in. (10.5 x 8.6 cm) rectangle Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Henry Du Pré Bounetheau 1946.3.6 Not currently on view


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Julia Clarkson Du Pré (1822-1869) was an established artist in her own right and remained active after her marriage to Henry Brintnell Bounetheau in 1841. She was educated at the Emma Willard School in Troy, New York, and studied art in Paris until a bank failure in 1838 forced her return to South Carolina. She and her mother then established “ladies’ finishing schools” in Aiken and Charleston.

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Portrait female - Bounetheau, Henry B., Mrs. - bust

Portrait female - Du Pré, Julia - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About Henry Brintnell Bounetheau

Born: Charleston, South Carolina 1797 Died: Charleston, South Carolina 1877

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