Peter Bounetheau

  • Henry Brintnell Bounetheau, Peter Bounetheau, ca. 1820, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Henry Du Pré Bounetheau, 1946.3.2

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Both this miniature and Peter Bounetheau (1946.3.3) are nearly identical portraits of the artist’s father in the robes of a magistrate. Peter Bounetheau had served as a colonel in the Revolutionary War, and thereafter Benjamin Franklin appointed him the postmaster of Charleston, South Carolina. For both paintings, the artist copied a miniature of his father painted by Henry Benbridge as inspiration.

Title
Peter Bounetheau
Artist
Date
ca. 1820
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sight 6 1/4 x 4 3/4 in. (15.9 x 12.1 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Henry Du Pré Bounetheau

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Occupation – political – statesman
  • Portrait male – Bounetheau, Peter – bust
Object Number
1946.3.2
Palette
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