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Duplessis-Valade/Portrait of Benjamin Franklin

Portrait of Franklin, in three-quarter right profile, dressed in a coat with fur collar. The following description of the portrait is found below: The portrait is from one of a series of Illustrious Americans, painted by Duplesis, and engraved by Thompson. This engraving on wood is from the hand of John Cleghorne of Islington.

[Note: Engraving most likely after a ca. 1785 oil painting, probably by French portrait painter Jean Valade (1709-1787), which is after a 1778 painting by Joseph Siffred Duplessis (1751-1831).]

ID: 2003-00104
Franklin, Benjamin

MEDIUM: Paper; FORMAT: Print; LENGTH: 3.5 x 5.25 in.; QUANTITY: 1

Topics: History of Science

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