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Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790)

Object Name: Portrait
Date: ca. 1780-1790
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Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Overall: 28 3/4 × 23 1/2 in. (73 × 59.7 cm)
Credit Line: Purchase, The Louis Durr Fund
Object Number: 1892.8
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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.