Henry James Hungerford

ID: 2002-12209

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Engraving

Date: 1830

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 21, Folder 13; Record Unit 7000, Box 5

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Summary

Silhouette portrait of Henry James Hungerford (c. 1808-1835) (AKA Henry James Dickinson and Baron Henri de la Batut), nephew of James Smithson, son of Smithson's half brother, Henry Louis Dickinson. Smithson bequeathed his estate to Hungerford, who died without heir in Pisa, Italy, in 1835. The estate then went to the United States to found the Smithsonian Institution, as specified in Smithson' s will.

Subject

  • Hungerford, Henry James c. 1808-1835
  • Dickinson, Henry Louis 1771-1820
  • Smithson, James 1765-1829

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Original negative number is 91-6952 and 10734 MHT, but that negative has been lost. From Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, volume 21.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 21, Folder 13; Record Unit 7000, Box 5

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1830

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Topic

  • Art
  • Benefactors
  • Smithson family
  • Portraits
  • Bequest
  • Art objects

Form/Genre

  • Engraving
  • Silhouette

ID Number

2002-12209

Physical description

Color: Black and white; Size: 3w x 4h; Type of Image: Silhouette; Medium: Engraving

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