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Portrait of Benjamin Franklin

1971.465 (RS116273)

Description

Franklin is depicted sitting behind a table reading a sheaf of papers.

Details

Maker
Montgomery's Music and Art Store (Maker)
Date
ca. 1800
Inscriptions
3 labels on back: a recent white label inscribed in rid, ""SPNEA/Fogg Art Museum/LOAN FOR EXAMINATION/TL 22332.2;"" a cream colored paper label numbered ""155"" in black; a brown paper label stamped in capitals in red, ""From/D.H. Montgomery's/Music and Art Store/Sheet Music, Pianos, Organs and Musical books/Pictures and Frames./Instruments to Rent/6 Pleasant St. Portsmouth, N.H.""
Location of origin
Portsmouth, NH, USA
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
mezzotint (process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Art
Places
New Hampshire (United States)
Descriptive terms
mezzotint (process)
mezzotints (prints)
paper (fiber product)
Picture
Portrait
portraits
Stipple Engraved
Unidentified Paper
People and organizations
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
Dimensions
19.438 x 14.375 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.465
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5052

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