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Portrait of a Gentleman

ca. 1840 Henry Brintnell Bounetheau Born: Charleston, South Carolina 1797 Died: Charleston, South Carolina 1877 watercolor on ivory sight 4 3/8 x 1 3/8 in. (11.1 x 3.6 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Henry Du Pré Bounetheau 1946.3.10 Not currently on view

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This miniature shows the sitter next to a bookcase full of leatherbound volumes, likely suggesting his standing in the community as a man of letters or commerce.


Portrait male - unidentified - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor