Small portrait of Benjamin Franklin (unknown German artist), 18th-19th century
Photo courtesy of the Grand...
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Photo courtesy of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania

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Franklin is wearing a wig and has highly colored cheeks and exaggerated eyebrows. He wears a simple white shirt and black coat. Below the image of Franklin is a rectangle with "D. Benjamin Franklin" painted in it. It is possible that the design source was the Wedgwood profile taken from the Gosset wax portrait, or a print taken from it. Terms of Use Credits