Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Title
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Date 
ca. 1780-1790
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 28 3/4 x 23 1/2 in. ( 73 x 59.7 cm )
Credit Line 
Purchase, The Louis Durr Fund
Object Number 
1892.8
Gallery Label 
This painting is based on a portrait by Joseph S. Duplessis that was owned by the artist. Duplessis first painted Franklin's portrait in Paris in 1778, and this original is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Numerous copies were made from it by Duplessis and other artists in the years that followed.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group