Unmasked

  • Henry Brintnell Bounetheau, Unmasked, ca. 1840, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Henry Du Pré Bounetheau, 1946.3.21

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Henry Brintnell Bounetheau copied this mysterious work from an engraving by William Nicholas, an English watercolorist, etcher, and lithographer. Nicholas in turn based his image on the painting Beautiful Woman, Unmasked by Mrs. Pierson. Conservation of this miniature was made possible through a generous grant provided by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee.

Title
Unmasked
Artist
Date
ca. 1840
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sight 6 1/8 x 4 5/8 in. (15.6 x 11.7 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Henry Du Pré Bounetheau

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Dress – costume – masquerade
  • Figure female
Object Number
1946.3.21
Palette
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