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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The stout figure stands on a square pedestal. The right hand is extended as if holding the kite string, and the head looks upward as toward the kite. The left hands holds a book against the hip. A fur-lined mantle extends from the left shoulder to the feet. A medal is suspended by a ribbon about the neck. Terms of Use Credits