Henry Brintnell Bounetheau, Peter Bounetheau, ca. 1820, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Henry Du Pré Bounetheau, 1946.3.2
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.
- ca. 1820
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- Not on view.
sight 6 1/4 x 4 3/4 in. (15.9 x 12.1 cm) oval
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Henry Du Pré Bounetheau
- Mediums Description
- watercolor on ivory
- Occupation – political – statesman
- Portrait male – Bounetheau, Peter – bust
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