Portrait of Benjamin Franklin (Peale), 1785
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Courtesy of The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia. Bequest of Mrs. Sarah Harrison (The Joseph Harrison, Jr. Collection)

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Charles Willson Peale (Attributed)
Oil on canvas; Unframed: H. 23 1/8 in. (58.4 cm), W. 19 1/16 in. (48.4 cm); framed: H. 29 in. (73.7 cm), W. 24 in. (61.0 cm), D. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm)
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Philadelphia, Pa.), 1912.14.2
This portrait of Franklin the senior statesman was painted on his return to the United States from France in 1785. It was painted by Peale to be included in his gallery of American heroes, on exhibit in his museum gallery (on the second floor of the State House, now called Independence Hall).
Included in BF300 Exhibit.
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