Dr. Benjamin Franklin. [Benjamin Franklin Portrait Engraving]
Engraving by R. Gray (“R. Gray Sculpt.”) of a bust portrait of Benjamin Franklin shown wearing his fur cap. Other variations of this image show a bolt of lightning in the sky behind him, but not this one. The image is based on the medallion by Jean Bapitste Nini (1717–1786), a commission he received from Jacques Donatien Le Ray de Chaumont (1726-1803) in whose house at Passy Franklin lived.
Description: Dr. Benjamin Franklin. [Benjamin Franklin Portrait Engraving]
Glasgow: Published by W. Falconer, 1814. Platemark: 5⅞ x 3¾ inches. Sheet size: 7¼ x 4¼. Mounting trace remnant to verso and light soil.
Whelan Sale 575. Carson Collection 1394.
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