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Portrait of a Lady

ca. 1850 Henry Brintnell Bounetheau Born: Charleston, South Carolina 1797 Died: Charleston, South Carolina 1877 watercolor on ivory sight 4 5/8 x 3 5/8 in. (11.7 x 9.2 cm) rectangle Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Henry Du Pré Bounetheau 1946.3.11 Not currently on view


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The young lady in this portrait wears a gown typical of the mid-1800s, with a narrow, pointed bodice and off-the-shoulder sleeves.

Keywords

Portrait female - unidentified - waist length

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory