Portrait of Benjamin Franklin (Wilson-White House), 1759
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Benjamin Wilson
Oil on canvas; H. 30 in. (76.2 cm), W. 25 in. (63.5 cm)
The White House (Washington, D.C.)
The English artist Benjamin Wilson was a colleague of Franklin's in his scientific experimentation. Both were Fellows of the Royal Society, and interested in the study of electricity.
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