Benjn. Franklin. [Benjamin Franklin Portrait Engraving]


Engraving by William Grainger (“W. Grainger, Sculpt.”) of a bust portrait of Benjamin Franklin shown wearing his fur cap and with a bolt of lightning in the sky behind him. 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: Benjn. Franklin. [Benjamin Franklin Portrait Engraving]

London: Published by H.D. Symonds, Paternoster Row, 1794. Platemark trimmed close, overall: 8⅜ x 4⅜ inches.

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Whelan Sale 576. Carson Collection 1395. Mitchell Sale 714. Weitenkampf 89. Not in Sellers, Franklin in Portraiture.


Price: $50.00

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