William Hackwood, Wedgwood & Bentley
Basalt clay; H. 2 in. (5.1 cm), W. 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm)
Walters Art Museum (Baltimore, Md.), 48.2386
During Franklin's years in London, ceramic images of him were produced to celebrate him as a scientist and scholar, then as a diplomat and heroic figure.