Silhouette of Benjamin Franklin, 19th century?
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Oil on glass; H. 4.42 in. (11.3 cm), W. 3.56 in. (9.1 cm), D. 0.39 in. (1.0 cm)
Frankliniana Collection, The Franklin Institute, Inc. (Philadelphia, Pa.), 5582
This silhouette, a reverse painting on glass, was almost certainly not made during Franklin's lifetime, nor as a life image. Terms of Use Credits