Portrait of Benjamin Franklin (Duplessis workshop - Brooklyn)
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Portrait of Franklin described as being derived from a bust portrait by Joseph Siffred Duplessis. Museum records cite the source as being in the collections of the New-York Historical Society (Sellers, Duplessis Fur Collar #15, p. 258, not illus). That painting came to the New-York Historical Society in 1892, and is itself a copy from Duplessis by Swedish artist Alexandre Roslin (1718-1793). Note that the fact that the subject faces in the opposite direction from the painting suggests this is copied from an engraving rather than directly from the oil portrait.
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