Portrait Medallion of Benjamin Franklin

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1777-1779

GUSN

GUSN-103800

Description

Round cast terracotta medallion with a relief portrait of Benjamin Franklin wearing a raccoon skin hat, set in a round wooden frame.

Details

Descriptive Terms

sculpture (visual work)
SCULPTURE

Inscription

Front: "B. FRANKLIN. / AMERICAIN. / NINI / F. 1777 / 1777" (Pen and molded)

Associated Person

Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

Additional Identification Number

3528

Maker

Nini, Jean Baptiste (Sculptor)

Location of Origin

Paris, France (origin)

Dimensions

5/8 in (D), 5 7/8 in (diameter) (inches)

Accession Number

1924.769

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