Portrait of Benjamin Franklin
- Portrait of Benjamin Franklin
Bust-length portrait of Benjamin Franklin wearing a rust colored coat with fur collar.
- Duplessis, Joseph-Siffrède, 1725-1802
Boston Public Library
Fine Arts Department
- Collection (local):
Fine Arts Department Collection
Founding Fathers of the United States
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
- 1 painting : oil on canvas ; 76 x 61 cm
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
- Notes (ownership):
Former owners: Adrien Jarry de Mancy (1796-1862, professor history and professor at Ecole des Beaux Arts); Mme. Barnett, Paris. Purchased by Edward Brooks around 1855.
- Notes (acquisition):
Gift; Edward Brooks; 1858
In 1896, the Boston Public Library Trustees agreed to loan the work to Ellen M. Tower for an unspecified public exhibition of portraits (Trustees' Records, Jan. 31, 1896, p. 81).
- Notes (object):
Gilt frame. Good condition, with evident paint loss around edges where framed. Some crackling and small areas of paint loss in upper half.