Portrait of Benjamin Franklin in an armchair (Carmontelle), 1780-1781
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Photo courtesy of National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

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"Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World," Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary traveling exhibition, National Constitution Center, 2005-2006.

""An Image of Benjamin Franklin," University Hospital Antiques Show, 1963.

Related Publications

."An Image of Benjamin Franklin," Catalogue of the University of Pennsylvania Hospital Antiques Show, 1963. The catalogue does not contain detailed entries for individual objects; however, the portrait is described among objects in the Loan Exhibit.

Sellers, Charles Coleman, Benjamin Franklin in Portraiture (New Haven: Yale University, 1962)

Talbott, Page, ed., Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World (New Haven and London: Yale University, 2005) (companion book to exhibition of same title)

The painting was offered for sale (in Paris?) in 1928, and bought by the Daniel Farr, Co., Inc. Acquired by Edward B. Robinette, it was given by him to Herbert Hoover. In 1982 it was given to the National Portrait Gallery by the bequest of Mrs. Herbert Clark Hoover.
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