Portrait of Benjamin Franklin (Martin or copy), 1775-1785
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probably Edinburgh
David Martin
Oil on panel; H. 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm), W. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm)
Formerly in the collection of John G. Shelley of Roxburghshire, Scotland, Current owner unknown
A small, unsigned oil portrait, long considered a copy by Alexander Nasmyth of David Martin's original portrait of Franklin, was published in the mid-20th century as by Martin.
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