Charles Willson Peale (Attributed)
Oil on canvas; H. 49 in. (124.5 cm), W. 38 1/2 in. (97.8 cm)
American Philosophical Society (Philadelphia, Pa.), 58.P.1
This portrait of Franklin by Peale is a copy of a 1766 portrait by London painter David Martin. It shows Franklin in his first international persona, that of a scholar.