Poor Richard Illustrated Lessons

Object Number: 
1941.108
Date: 
1800-1820
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 20 3/4 x 23 1/4 in. ( 52.7 x 59.1 cm )
Marks: 
printed: allover: "POOR RICHARD ILLUSTRATED bring LESSONS for the YOUNG and OLD/ on INDUSTRY, TEMPERANCE, FRUGALITY & by the late DR BEN FRANKLIN/ Fly pleasure and it will follow you/ A dilligent spinner has a large shift/..."
Description: 
Cotton copperplate-printed kerchief with eight vignettes in medallions illustrating Poor Richard's Lessons surrounding a central medallion with a portrait of Benjamin Franklin; draped banners below each medallion; printed in turkey red ink on a white ground; cross-hatched background; decorative border.
Gallery Label: 
The portrait of Benjamin Franklin on this kerchief is the "Fur Cap drawing" by C. N. Cochin which was engraved by Gimber and George Perine. The vignettes surrounding the portrait are derived from Poor Richard's Almanac.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group