Portrait bust of Benjamin Franklin (Houdon - PMA), 1779
Photo by Graydon Wood, 1999
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Photo by Graydon Wood, 1999

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Exhibitions
"200 Years of American Sculpture," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1976 (exhibition catalogue, Tom Armstrong, no. 102)
"Portraits of Franklin," Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1997 (Dean Walker)
"Jean-Antoine Houdon: Sculptor of the Enlightenment," National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California
Musée de Versailles, France, 2003-2004 (exhibition catalogue, Anne R. Poulet, no. 43.)
"Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World," Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary traveling exhibition, 2005-2006.
"In Pursuit of Genius : Jean-Antoine Houdon and the Sculpted Portraits of Benjamin Franklin," at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 5/13/06 - 9/30/06.
Related Publications

Poulet, Anne L., Jean-Antoine Houdon, Sculptor of the Enlightenment (Chicago: University of Chicago, 2003)

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)

Provenance
Purchased with a generous grant from The Barra Foundation, Inc., matched by contributions from the Henry P. McIlhenny Fund in memory of Frances P. McIlhenny, the Water E. Stait Fund, the Fiske Kimball Fund, and with funds contributed by Mr. and Mrs. Jack M. Friedland, Hannah L. and J. Welles Henderson, Mr. and Mrs. E. Newbold Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Mark E. Rubenstein, Mr. and Mrs. John J. F. Sherrerd, The Women's Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Marguerite and Gerry Lenfest, Leslie A. Miller and Richard B. Worley, Mr. and Mrs. John a. Nyheim, Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Fox, Stephanie S. Eglin, Maude de Schauensee, Mr. and Mrs. William T. Vogt, and with funds contributed by individual donors to the Fund for Franklin, 1996.
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