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ca. 1840 Henry Brintnell Bounetheau Born: Charleston, South Carolina 1797 Died: Charleston, South Carolina 1877 watercolor on ivory sight 6 1/8 x 4 5/8 in. (15.6 x 11.7 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Henry Du Pré Bounetheau 1946.3.21 Not currently on view


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Henry Brintnell Bounetheau copied this mysterious work from an engraving by William Nicholas, an English watercolorist, etcher, and lithographer. Nicholas in turn based his image on the painting Beautiful Woman, Unmasked by Mrs. Pierson. Conservation of this miniature was made possible through a generous grant provided by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee.

Keywords

Dress - costume - masquerade

Figure female

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About Henry Brintnell Bounetheau

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

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