Portrait of Benjamin Franklin (Martin - White House), 1766
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David Martin
Oil on canvas; H. 49 in. (124.5 cm), W. 40 in. (101.6 cm)
The White House (Washington, D.C.)
To many people, the portraits by Martin show the quintessential Franklin. This, the earliest of the Martin paintings, remained in the hands of descendants of the man who commissioned it until the 20th century. It now hangs in the White House.
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