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Portrait of Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

1956.M16 (RS5246)

Description

Bust-length portrait of a man with long gray hair, in blue coat, white shirt.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1850
Inscriptions
Pen script on reverse, top and center: ""Benj. Franklin/ The original miniature/ from which this picture/ was copied is the property/ of Mr. J.F. Sachse of Phila./ Mr. Sachse says it is one/ of two painted by a/ French artist. The other/ remains in France.""
Material
paper (fiber product)
watercolor (paint)
Object type
Art
Places
Pennsylvania (United States)
Descriptive terms
paintings (visual works)
paper (fiber product)
Picture
Portrait
portraits
Unidentified Paper
Watercolor
watercolor (paint)
People and organizations
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
Dimensions
5.5 x 5 x 0.625 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1956.M16
GUSN
45870

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