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Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Object Number: 
1832.3
Date: 
1777
Medium: 
Painted plaster
Dimensions: 
Overall: 28 x 19 1/4 x 12 in. ( 71.1 x 48.9 x 30.5 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust.
Gallery Label: 
Benjamin Franklin brought back from France seven replicas of this bust to present as gifts to friends. The original bust, signed and dated 1777, is in the Bibliotheque Mazarine in Paris.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. David Hosack
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group