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Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin
Artist
Jean-Baptiste Nini, 1717 - 1786
Copy after
Thomas Walpole, 1755 - 1840
Sitter
Benjamin Franklin, 17 Jan 1706 - 17 Apr 1790
Date
1777
Type
Sculpture
Medium
Terra-cotta medallion
Dimensions
8.9cm (3 1/2"), Accurate
Topic
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Fur
Medallion
Benjamin Franklin: Male
Benjamin Franklin: Literature\Writer
Benjamin Franklin: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial Statesman
Benjamin Franklin: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental congressman
Benjamin Franklin: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial Statesman\Signer of Declaration
Benjamin Franklin: Science and Technology\Scientist
Benjamin Franklin: Politics and Government\Diplomat
Benjamin Franklin: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist
Benjamin Franklin: Science and Technology\Inventor
Benjamin Franklin: Crafts and Trades\Craftsman\Printer
Benjamin Franklin: Politics and Government\Government Official\Postmaster
Portrait
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Object number
NPG.66.13
Provenance
(William H. Schab, Rare Books, Manuscripts, Prints & Drawings); purchased NPG 1966
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery