Self-Portrait

  • Henry Brintnell Bounetheau, Self-Portrait, 1867, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Henry Du Pré Bounetheau, 1946.3.5

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Although Henry Brintnell Bounetheau painted this work when he was seventy years old, an inscription inside the miniature makes it clear that he based it on the way he looked at age fifty. The artist may have had another miniature or picture of himself at this age to use as a guide in portraying himself younger than his true years. Conservation of this miniature was made possible through a generous grant provided by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee.

Title
Self-Portrait
Artist
Date
1867
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
4 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. (12.1 x 9.5 cm) rectangle
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Henry Du Pré Bounetheau

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Occupation – art – painter
  • Portrait male – Bounetheau, Henry Breintell – bust
  • Portrait male – Bounetheau, Henry Breintell – self-portrait
  • Portrait male – Bounetheau, Henry Breintell – miniature
Object Number
1946.3.5
Palette
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