James Ladson Bee

Artist: Bounetheau, Henry
Date: 1867

A member of the Fourth Regiment of the South Carolina Cavalry, Bee died from wounds received at Cold Harbor, VA. Apparently a pair to the portrait of John Stock Bee, this miniature must also have been done posthumously.


This text is adapted from Martha Severens "The Miniature Portrait Collection of the Carolina Art Association" published by the Carolina Art Association, 1984

  • Artist's Dates: 1797 - 1877 born and died in Charleston, SC
  • Artist's Nationality: American
  • Medium: Watercolor
  • Support: Ivory
  • Dimensions: 5 3/8 X 4 Inches
  • Sitter's Dates: 1843 - 1864
  • Signature: H. B. Bounethear, Pinxit 1867
  • Signature Location: under mat
  • Credit: Gift of Valeria Chisolm and Edward Chisolm, Mrs. John J. Prioleau and Mrs. Faust Nicholson
  • Period: 19th century
  • Accession Number: 1955.004.0003
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