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Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin
Usage Conditions Apply
Cast after
Jean-Antoine Houdon, 1741 - 1828
Sitter
Benjamin Franklin, 17 Jan 1706 - 17 Apr 1790
Date
after 1778
Type
Sculpture
Medium
Terra cotta
Dimensions
39cm (15 3/8"), Accurate
Topic
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.76.40
Provenance
(Victor D. Spark) [1898-1991], New York; purchased NPG 1976
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery