Portrait of Benjamin Franklin (Duplessis/Roslin), 1780-1790
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Exhibitions
On public display in the NYHS' Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture.
Related Publications

Sellers, Charles Coleman, Benjamin Franklin in Portraiture (New Haven: Yale University, 1962)

Provenance
According to NYHS records, this painting was based on a portrait by Duplessis owned by Alexandre Roslin.

According to Sellers, a copy by Roslin from Duplessis was in the sale of Roslin's work in 1790. This painting was purchased in 1892 by the NYHS' Louis Durr Fund, and has been in their collection since that date.

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