Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

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Title:
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Date: 
1792-1800
Medium: 
Bisque on marble base
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 1/2 in. ( 36.8 cm )
Classification: 
Description: 
Portrait bust
Date End: 
1 800
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mr. Charles Allen Munn
Object Number: 
1924.87
Gallery Label: 
A posthumous echo of Franklin's popularity, this porcelain bust was modeled after Caffiéri's famous portrait, but with several variations: a slight upward tilt and rotation of the head, and the addition of costume details such as coat buttons. A popular and relatively inexpensive form of portraiture, busts such as this were readily available for sale to Franklin's French fans and admirers.
Provenance: 
The Collection of Charles Allen Munn
Date Begin: 
1792
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group