Portrait of Benjamin Franklin (Duplessis/Roslin), 1780-1790
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Alexandre Roslin (Attributed)
Oil on canvas; H. 28 3/4 in. (73.0 cm), W. 23 1/2 in. (59.7 cm)
The portrait of Franklin by Duplessis was the source of many fine portraits of Franklin by other artists, often at the suggestion of Franklin, who thought it a good representation of his features and was weary of sitting for artists.
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