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Henry Du Pré Bounetheau

ca. 1849 Henry Brintnell Bounetheau Born: Charleston, South Carolina 1797 Died: Charleston, South Carolina 1877 watercolor on ivory 3 1/8 x 2 7/8 in. (7.9 x 7.3 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Henry Du Pré Bounetheau 1946.3.7 Not currently on view


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In this miniature, Henry Brintnell Bounetheau captured his love for his only child, Henry Du Pré Bounetheau (1842-1901), painted when the boy was seven years old. The painter’s son died in the great Jacksonville, Florida, fire of May 3, 1901. The Museum’s collection of miniatures by Bounetheau is a gift of the son’s widow, Emma Hudnell Bounetheau.

Keywords

Portrait male - Bounetheau, Henry Du Pre - bust

Portrait male - Bounetheau, Henry Du Pre - child

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About Henry Brintnell Bounetheau

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

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