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Unit 2: Those Inventive Americans!

List of Portrait Reproductions

  1. Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790)
    Author, statesman, scientist, diplomat
    By Joseph Siffred Duplessis (1725–1802)
    Oil on canvas, 72.4 x 59.6 cm (28 2 x 23 7/16 in.), 1785
    Gift of the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
    (NPG.87.43)

  2. Samuel F. B. Morse (1791–1872)
    Artist, inventor
    Self-portrait
    Oil on millboard, 27 x 22.5 cm (10 5/8 x 8 7/8 in.), 1812
    (NPG.80.208)

  3. Men of Progress
    By Christian Schussele (1824–1879)
    Oil on canvas, 130.4 x 194.9 cm (51 3/8 x 76 3/4 in.), 1862
    Transfer from the National Gallery of Art; gift of Andrew W. Mellon, 1942
    (NPG.65.60)

  4. George Washington Carver (1864–1943)
    Scientist
    By Betsy Graves Reyneau (1888–1964)
    Oil on canvas, 112.4 x 88.9 cm (44 1/4 x 35 in.), 1942
    Transfer from the National Museum of American Art; gift of the George Washington Carver Memorial Committee to the Smithsonian Institution, 1944
    (NPG.65.77)