Henry Du Pré Bounetheau

  • Henry Brintnell Bounetheau, Henry Du Pré Bounetheau, ca. 1849, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Henry Du Pré Bounetheau, 1946.3.7

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In this miniature, Henry Brintnell Bounetheau captured his love for his only child, Henry Du Pré Bounetheau (1842-1901), painted when the boy was seven years old. The painter’s son died in the great Jacksonville, Florida, fire of May 3, 1901. The Museum’s collection of miniatures by Bounetheau is a gift of the son’s widow, Emma Hudnell Bounetheau.

Title
Henry Du Pré Bounetheau
Artist
Date
ca. 1849
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
3 1/8 x 2 7/8 in. (7.9 x 7.3 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Henry Du Pré Bounetheau

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Bounetheau, Henry Du Pre – child
Object Number
1946.3.7
Palette
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