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Portrait of Benjamin Franklin

1998.375 (RS22283)

Description

Half-length, side portrait of Benjamin Franklin seated at a table and reading some letters. His right hand's thumb is posed on his chin and his left hand holds the letters. A classical bust is placed on some books at the table. Frame: thick 2 in. gilt frame.

Details

Maker
Martin (Painter)
Longacre (Engraver)
Robinson, Charles N. (Framer)
Date
1820-1840
Possibly
Inscriptions
Printed beneath print: ""Painted by Martin. Engraved by Longacre/ Engraved for the Port-folio published by H. Hall."" An attachment on the back of the engraving reads: ""Charles N. Robinson, / Carver & Gilder,/ Manufactures and has constantly on hand at his / Looking Glass & Picture Store,/ No. 86, Chestnut Street, Philadelphia,/ A general assortment of....[see worksheet for further inscription]""
Location of origin
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
engraving (printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Art
Places
Pennsylvania (United States)
Descriptive terms
engraving (printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Picture
Portrait
portraits
prints (visual works)
Stipple Engraved
Unidentified Paper
People and organizations
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
Dimensions
11.25 x 9.875 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.375
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
18337

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