American Commissioners of the Preliminary Peace Negotiations with Great Britain, 1783-1785
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"Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World," Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary traveling exhibition, 2005-2008
Related Publications

Sellers, Charles Coleman, Benjamin Franklin in Portraiture (New Haven: Yale University, 1962)

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) Fig. 6.26

The sketch remained in West's possession. It was sold at the second sale of his artworks in 1829. Bought by George Robins, it passed to Joseph Strutt, remaining in his family until 1916. Bought by J.P. Morgan, it remained with him until 1943, when it was acquired by H.F. du Pont for his home, Winterthur. It remains in the Winterthur Museum.

Three copies of the sketch are known, both by unknown artists: one, which can be seen in the Diplomatic Reception Rooms of the U.S. Department of State, is illustrated in Conger and Rollins, pp. 267-268 (65.24). It is also part of the exhibition, Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World. A third is owned by the Jay family and can be seen at the John Jay Homestead, Katonah, NY. Terms of Use Credits