Mrs. Henry B. Bounetheau (Julia Clarkson Du Pré)

  • Henry Brintnell Bounetheau, Mrs. Henry B. Bounetheau (Julia Clarkson Du Pré), ca. 1850, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Henry Du Pré Bounetheau, 1946.3.6

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Julia Clarkson Du Pré (1822-1869) was an established artist in her own right and remained active after her marriage to Henry Brintnell Bounetheau in 1841. She was educated at the Emma Willard School in Troy, New York, and studied art in Paris until a bank failure in 1838 forced her return to South Carolina. She and her mother then established “ladies’ finishing schools” in Aiken and Charleston.

Title
Mrs. Henry B. Bounetheau (Julia Clarkson Du Pré)
Artist
Date
ca. 1850
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sight 4 1/8 x 3 3/8 in. (10.5 x 8.6 cm) rectangle
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Henry Du Pré Bounetheau

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – Bounetheau, Henry B., Mrs. – bust
  • Portrait female – Du Pré, Julia – bust
Object Number
1946.3.6
Palette
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