Portrait of Benjamin Franklin (Martin), 1772
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Scanned from Sellers, Benjamin Franklin in Portraiture

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Oil on canvas; H. 50 in. (127.0 cm), W. 40 in. (101.6 cm)
Formerly owned by a descendant of Alexander John Alexander; current owner unkown
The proliferation of portraits of Franklin painted by Martin, or copied from his work, is a testimony to the attractiveness of the composition. It is also proof of the power of a verb coined in the late 20th century, "networking," to influence the spread of art.
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