Portrait of Benjamin Franklin (Greuze - State), 1777
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Photo Courtesy of Diplomatic Reception Rooms, U.S. Department of State

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Franklin is shown in an oval portrait that depicts his head, shoulders, upper arms and chest. His graying, red-brown hair is loose. He looks toward the viewer placidly, the left side of his face in strong shadow. He wears a shirt with ruffled linen jabot, a white satin waistcoat, and a sable-trimmed blue banyan, or dressing gown.
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