Burslem, Staffordshire, England
Ralph Wood II (the younger) (Attributed)
Earthenware (pearlware) and ceramic glazes; H. 13 1/8 in. (33.4 cm), W. 5 in. (12.7 cm), D. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm)
Diplomatic Reception Rooms, U.S. Department of State (Washington, D.C.), 83.62
This 18th-century ceramic figure of Franklin is of a size that could be displayed within a home. It was created to take advantage of an increased market for ceramic images on the part of a prosperous English middle class.