Statuette of Benjamin Franklin (Ralph Wood), ca. 1762-72
Photo by  Peter Harholdt
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Photo by Peter Harholdt

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Burslem, Staffordshire, England
Ralph Wood II (the younger) (Attributed)
Cream-colored earthenware; H. 13 1/2in. (34.3 cm)
American Philosophical Society (Philadelphia, Pa.)
The figure is apparently based on a contemporary image by a German pottery sculptor. The English potter Ralph Wood II has rearranged the elements to represent Franklin, who is seen here with what may be the Royal Society's Copley medal. Terms of Use Credits