Portrait of Benjamin Franklin (Cochin/St. Aubin copy), after 1777
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Oil on canvas;
American Philosophical Society (Philadelphia, Pa.), 58.P.62
The portrait of Franklin by Cochin or its engraving by St. Aubin was the source for this portrait of Franklin. Though it is not from life, and probably painted after his death, it captures the attitude that the French artists, and French population, found irresistible.
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