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Napoleon as General

1847 Henry Brintnell Bounetheau Born: Charleston, South Carolina 1797 Died: Charleston, South Carolina 1877 Copy after Thomas Sully Born: Horncastle, England 1783 Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1872 Copy after Andrea Appiani Born: Milan, Italy 1754 Died: Milan, Italy 1817 watercolor on ivory sight 5 5/8 x 4 1/2 in. (14.3 x 11.4 cm) rectangle Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Henry Du Pré Bounetheau 1946.3.13 Not currently on view


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This miniature was painted after a portrait by Thomas Sully, who in turn was copying a painting by the Italian artist Andrea Appiani (1754-1817). Appiani’s painting Napoleon in Milan, in the Napoleonic Museum in Cuba, was used on a commemorative stamp, commissioned in 1969 by the Cuban Postal Administration. Conservation of this miniature was made possible through a generous grant provided by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee.

Keywords

Dress - uniform - military uniform

Occupation - military - general

Portrait male - Napoleon I - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About Henry Brintnell Bounetheau

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

About Copy after Thomas Sully

Born: Horncastle, England 1783 Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1872

About Copy after Andrea Appiani

Born: Milan, Italy 1754 Died: Milan, Italy 1817

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