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Image number: RS.13880
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Benjamin Franklin

Date

ca. early 19th century

Sitter

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790, American), Politician

Creator

Ambroise Tardieu (1788-1841, French), Engraver

After

Joseph Siffred Duplessis (b.1725, French), Printmaker

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 224mm
width (print): 138mm
height (paper support): 228mm
width (paper support): 152mm

Subject

Description

Head and shoulders portrait of Benjamin Franklin inclined to the left as viewed. He wears fur-trimmed jacket and necktie. In an oval frame.

Inscribed ‘Dessine d’après le portrait peint par Duplesis à Paris en 1778, et Gravé par Ambroise Tardieu. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (Physicien et Philosophe,) Membre de la société royale de Londres. Né à Boston (Etats unis d’Amerique) le 17 Jenvier 1706. Mort à Philadelphie le 17 Avril 1790.'

Benjamin Franklin was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1756.

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