Seaman Deas or Charles Dundas Deas

Artist: Bounetheau, Henry\attributed

One of the nineteenth-century members of the Deas family, the sitter's exact identity has been lost. He obviously was a man of means in middle age about 1845. Like so many of Bounetheau's portraits at mid-century, this miniature displays the artist's competence for a realistic, if unexciting, portrayal. Much like contemporary oil painting, the likeness is somber, enlivened only by the rose colored drape in the background.

  • Medium: Watercolor
  • Support: Ivory
  • Dimensions: 4 1/2 X 3 3/4 Inches
  • Credit: Gift of Colonel Alston Deas
  • Period: 19th century
  • Accession Number: 1976.025.0002
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