Portrait of Benjamin Franklin (Duplessis/Lavoisier), 1787-1788
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The portrait shows Franklin's head and upper body, turned toward the right of the canvas, eyes cast down slightly, looking toward the lower right corner of the frame. It was copied after the pastel by Joseph-Siffred Duplessis, sometimes called the "gray coat" portrait.
Connection to Franklin
A gift to Franklin by Mme Lavoisier
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