Portrait of Benjamin Franklin (Elmer), 1780
Photo courtesy of Bruce...
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Photo courtesy of Bruce Gimelson, Dealer, Garrison, NY

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Stephen Elmer
Oil on canvas; Stretcher: H. 30 in. (76.2 cm), W. 25 in. (63.5 cm); framed (not original): H. 38 in. (96.5 cm), W. 30 3/4 in. (78.1 cm)
Collection of Stuart E. Karu
This portrait and engraved images derived from it have been accepted, with reservations, as depictions of Franklin. It is perhaps best to describe them as representations of Franklin rather than portraits of him.
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