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

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This oval watercolor image is based not on the "fur collar" portrait, but on the large pastel "gray coat" portrait also by Duplessis. Franklin is depicted in a blue suit; the background is a deep, shaded crimson. The gilt frame is surmounted by ornament in the form of a moulded gilt ribbon with a central ring for hanging. Terms of Use Credits