Portrait of Benjamin Franklin (Valade after Duplessis), 1786
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Photo courtesy of Monticello/Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc.

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The portrait depicts Franklin wearing a rust-colored coat with fur collar over a waistcoat of the same rust color. The subject's pose is derived from that of Duplessis' portrait first exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1778.
Connection to Franklin
Bought by his associate, Jefferson, as a life portrait of him
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