Portrait of Benjamin Franklin (Greuze - APS), ca. 1777
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"An Image of Benjamin Franklin," University Hospital Antiques Show, (1963)
"The Princess and the Patriot: Ekaterina Dashkova, Benjamin Franklin, and the Age of Enlightenment," American Philosophical Society, 2/17/6 - 12/31/06
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."An Image of Benjamin Franklin," Catalogue of the University of Pennsylvania Hospital Antiques Show, 1963. The catalogue does not contain detailed entries; however, the portrait is listed on a page describing the Loan Exhibit, and visible in a photograph of the exhibit.

Hershey, Constance V., "Collector's Choice," Twenty-fifth Anniversary Loan Exhibit of the University of Pennsylvania Hospital Antiques Show, (Philadelphia, 1986).

Sellers, Charles Coleman, Benjamin Franklin in Portraiture (New Haven: Yale University, 1962)

This oil portrait was painted by Greuze for Franklin's friend in science and philosophy, the Abbé Joseph Alphonse de Véri (1724-1799). Véri wrote of his intention to keep the portrait on his wall until his death, and it is believed to have remained with him. Sellers cited its next owner as the Baronne de Précourt around 1920. It passed from her to the Marquise de la Tourette. Purchased by Schaeffer Galleries, it was bought by Lammot duPont Copeland in 1962. The American Philosophical Society received it as a gift from Copeland.
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