Portrait medallion of Benjamin Franklin (Nini/Walpole), 1777
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Example owned by Kahn: "Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World," Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary traveling exhibition, 2005-2008
Related Publications

Sellers, Charles Coleman, Benjamin Franklin in Portraiture (New Haven: Yale University, 1962) Two versions illustrated, Pl. 10.

The American Philosophical Society owns an example of this medallion renderd in silver (XXXX.0412). Its diameter varies slightly.

Multiple similar versions exist in terra cotta; owners include:
American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia (58.S.74; given to Charles Willson Peale between 7/1778 and 10/1779 by M. Gerard, first French Minister to US)
The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (NPG.66.12 and NPG.66.13)
Philadelphia Museum of Art (1986-26-290.

A version was also created in which Franklin wears both the signature hat and a pair of spectacles; examples in terra cotta exist at the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; and at the Musée de Blois, Chateau de Blois, France. The medallion has served as the model for images in other media. An oil portrait, surrounded in what appears to be a period frame, was sold through Freeman's auctions in Philadelphia, in 2006

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