Medal Awarded to Bounetheau

  • Unidentified, Medal Awarded to Bounetheau, 1849, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Henry Du Pré Bounetheau, 1946.3.23

Luce Center Label

Henry Brintnell Bounetheau (1797-1877) was a miniatures artist based in South Carolina. Although this medal bears the inscription “Awarded to Mr. Bounetheau for the Best Miniatures on Ivory,” research has not revealed the commission or occasion behind this award medal. Bounetheau’s Self-Portrait and many of his portrait miniatures appear in the Luce Foundation Center for American Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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Medal Awarded to Bounetheau
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Date
1849
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Not on view.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Henry Du Pré Bounetheau

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  • Object – foliage
  • Object – written matter
Object Number
1946.3.23
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