Edward Savage
1761 - 1817
The American artist Edward Savage is responsible for two images of Franklin in his later years: one based on a silhouette made by Joseph Sansom c. 1789; and the other in the painting of "Congress Voting Independence." See Sellers, pp. 359-362. Savage painted several versions of a portrait of Washington during his lifetime. Examples survive in the National Gallery of Art at Washington, DC, and at Harvard University, among other institutions. His domestic portrait of Washington and his family at Mount Vernon, which he also engraved, may be his most recognizable work; it is also in the collections of the National Gallery of Art.