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Peter Bounetheau

ca. 1815 Henry Brintnell Bounetheau Born: Charleston, South Carolina 1797 Died: Charleston, South Carolina 1877 Copy after Henry Benbridge Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1743 Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1812 watercolor on ivory 1 1/4 x 1 in. (3.2 x 2.5 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Henry Du Pré Bounetheau 1946.3.3 Not currently on view


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Both this miniature and Peter Bounetheau (1946.3.2) are nearly identical portraits of the artist's father in the robes of a magistrate. Peter Bounetheau had served as a colonel in the Revolutionary War, and thereafter Benjamin Franklin appointed him the postmaster of Charleston, South Carolina. For both paintings, the artist copied a miniature of his father painted by Henry Benbridge as inspiration.

Keywords

Occupation - political - statesman

Portrait male - Bounetheau, Peter - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About Henry Brintnell Bounetheau

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

About Copy after Henry Benbridge

Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1743 Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1812

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