Portrait plaque of Benjamin Franklin (Wedgwood), ca. 1900
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Burslem, England
Josiah Wedgwood
Jasperware; H. 15 in, W. 12 in.
American Philosophical Society (Philadelphia, Pa.), 58.S.56
Josiah Wedgwood seized on the English population's fascination with Franklin, and his firm has continued to produce a wide variety of images of him from the 1760's to the present. This is an example of what was marketed as the "Classic Franklin."
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