Portrait print of Benjamin Franklin (Bounieu/Chevillet), 1778
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Michel Honoré Bounieu, Juste Aurèle Chevillet, Jean-Antoine Houdon
Engraving; H. 13.56 in. (34.4 cm), W. 10.18 in. (25.9 cm)
Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Images of Franklin were in such demand that every source was mined to obtain fresh ones. In this case, a piece of sculpture was drawn by an artist, and the drawing was "inserted" by the engraver into an elaborate but standard surround.
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