ca. 1820 Henry Brintnell Bounetheau Born: Charleston, South Carolina 1797 Died: Charleston, South Carolina 1877 watercolor on ivory sight 6 1/4 x 4 3/4 in. (15.9 x 12.1 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Henry Du Pré Bounetheau 1946.3.2 Not currently on view
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Both this miniature and Peter Bounetheau (1946.3.3) 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.
Occupation - political - statesman
Portrait male - Bounetheau, Peter - bust
painting - miniature
paint - watercolor
Born: Charleston, South Carolina 1797 Died: Charleston, South Carolina 1877