Portrait of Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1800-1850

GUSN

GUSN-45870

Description

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

Details

Descriptive Terms

portraits
paintings (visual works)
paper (fiber product)
watercolor (paint)
Picture
Portrait
Watercolor
Unidentified Paper
Portrait

Inscription

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.""

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

5.5 x 5 x 0.625 (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1956.M16

Places

Pennsylvania (United States)