Benjamin Franklin.

Engraving by James Akin, signed “J. Akin Sc. Philada” and published by William Duane in 1809. “This engraving, which was copied on various United States postage stamps, was published in Franklin’s “Works,” V. 4, Philadelphia, 1809, as a frontispiece. It is after the bust made by Giuseppe Cerrachi in 1784.” (NYPL, 100 Notable American Engravers, 16).

Description: Benjamin Franklin.

Philadelphia: Wm. Duane, 1809. Platemark trimmed on long edges, overall: 6½ x 3⅞ inches. Old mounting remnants to right edge of recto, trimmed; good.


Sellers, Franklin in Portraiture, 213 en passim. Carson Collection 1670. Mitchell Sale 441. Stauffer 15.

Price: $50.00

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