Portrait of Benjamin Franklin (Duplessis "fur collar" - Met), 1778
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Paris
Joseph-Siffred Duplessis
Oil on canvas; Unframed: H. 28 1/2 in. (72.4 cm), W. 23 in. (58.4 cm); framed: H. 49 in. (124.5 cm), W. 33 1/2 in. (85.1 cm), D. 8 in. (20.3 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), 32.100.132
To the French, Franklin was a scholar, a statesman, and a revolutionary. The extraordinary frame of Duplessis' great portrait states it clearly.
Included in BF300 Exhibit.
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