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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"Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World," Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary traveling exhibition, 2005-2008
Related Publications

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)

Collection of the artist; exhibited in Peale's Museum until 1854. Purchased by Joseph Harrison, at the auction of the Museum's contents in 1854. Inherited by Joseph Harrison, Jr. To the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the bequest of Mrs. Sarah Harrison as part of The Joseph Harrison, Jr. Collection, 1912.14.2. NB: Sellers says the painting was purchased, not donated.
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