Portrait of Benjamin Franklin (Duplessis/Roslin), 1780-1790
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The portrait of Franklin is after Duplessis' so-called "fur collar" portrait. It depicts Franklin's head, shoulders, upper arms and chest. He is seated in three-quarter position, with his head turned toward the viewer. His complexion is ruddy, his lips set in a slight smile. His gray-brown hair falls to his shoulders. The white collar and ruffle of a shirt is partially visible at the opening of his red-brown waistcoat. His coat, also red-brown, has an open collar trimmed in brown fur.

The painting is framed within a gilded frame and oval spandrel with applied foliate ornament at the corners. The frame may be original.

An image can be found here.

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