Portrait bust of Benjamin Franklin (Houdon - Gotha), probably 1778
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Poulet, Anne L., Jean-Antoine Houdon, Sculptor of the Enlightenment (Chicago: University of Chicago, 2003) Cited, but not illustrated.

The bust was owned by Duke Ernst II of Saxe-Gotha, "an important early patron of Houdon," who was also an early proponent of the study of electricity and of American independence (Dean Walker, writing in Poulet).
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