Portrait of Sarah (Sally) Franklin Bache, 1793
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"Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World," Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary traveling exhibition, 2005-2008
Related Publications

Baetjer, Katharine, "Benjamin Franklin's Daughter," in Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, No. 38 (2003), pp. 169 - 181.

Henkels, Stan V. & Son, Relics of Benjamin Franklin and Family Papers, Estate of Ellen Duane Davis, Deceased... To Be Sold... June 16th, 1924...."

Lopez, Claude-Anne, and Eugenia W. Herbert,The Private Franklin : The Man and His Family ( New York : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1975) Illustrated among the plates following page 140.

Talbott, Page, ed., Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World (New Haven and London: Yale University, 2005) (companion book to exhibition of same title)

The pair of portraits was brought back to Philadelphia. Sally died in 1808, Richard in 1811. The portait of Sally was inherited by their son, Richard, Jr. On his death (1848) it passed to his son, Alexander Dallas Bache. On his death (1867) it went to his sister, Mary Bache Walker. After her death, her children offered it for sale to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where it has been since 1901.
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