"Benjamin Franklin and his Circle," Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1936
"Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World," Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary traveling exhibition, 2005-2008
Benjamin Franklin and his Circle: A Catalogue of an Exhibition (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1936) (notes by R.T.H. Halsey, Joseph Downs, and Marshall Davidson)
Ambler, Louise Todd, Benjamin Franklin: A Perspective (Cambridge: Harvard University, Fogg Art Museum, 1975)
Sellers, Charles Coleman, Benjamin Franklin in Portraiture (New Haven: Yale University, 1962)
Talbott, Page, ed., Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World (New Haven and London: Yale University, 2005) (companion book to exhibition of same title)
John Franklin (1690-1756), Benjamin's elder brother, owned three family portraits: of himself, his wife, and this one of his brother, Benjamin. That of his wife, by John Greenwood, is now owned by the Brooklyn Museum. This painting descended in John's family to Thomas Waldron Sumner. It was purchased from his estate by Dr. John C. Warren, who bequeathed it to Harvard College (now Harvard University) in 1856.