Miniature portrait of Benjamin Franklin (Dixon), 1757
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C. Dixon
Watercolor on ivory, and gold; H. 2 in. (5.1 cm), W. 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm)
Boston Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, Mass.), 43.1318
This oval portrait miniature depicting Franklin in casual dress was painted as a gift for his sister, Jane Mecom. It is outstanding as an accurate depiction of Franklin in his prime. Terms of Use Credits