Miniature portrait of Benjamin Franklin (after Duplessis), 1780-1805
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American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia

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Watercolor on ivory, glass, veneered wood, and metal; Image: H. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm), W. 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm) (oval)
American Philosophical Society (Philadelphia, Pa.), 58.P.76
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