Portrait of Benjamin Franklin (Duplessis "fur collar" - Met), 1778
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"Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World," Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary traveling exhibition, National Constitution Center, 2005-2006
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)

The painting was owned by LeRay de Chaumont, until its sale in 1791 to a brother of the Périer family. It remained in that family until 1919, when it was purchased by Colonel Michael Friedsam. On Friedsam's death, his collection was offered by his bequest to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Museum has owned it since 1931.
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