Portrait of Benjamin Franklin (Pine), ca. 1787
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Robert Edge Pine (Attributed)
Oil on canvas; H. 26.05 in. (67.3 cm), W. 21.05 in. (54.6 cm)
Frankliniana Collection, The Franklin Institute, Inc. (Philadelphia, Pa.), 3329
Franklin assumed the status of an icon during his lifetime. On his return to Philadelphia in 1785, he resumed public life. He could be seen at public events and visited in his home at Franklin Court.
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