Portrait print of Benjamin Franklin (Wilson/McArdell), 1761
Collection of Stuart E....
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Collection of Stuart E. Karu. Photo by Peter Harholdt, 2004

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James McArdell
Mezzotint; Plate size: H. 13 7/8 in. (35.2 cm), W. 9 7/8 in. (25.1 cm)
Collection of Stuart E. Karu
This portrait, the first publicly available image of Franklin, was based on the portrait painted by Benjamin Wilson, and represents him as a scientist and scholar.
Included in BF300 Exhibit.
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