Portrait medallion of Benjamin Franklin (Nini/Vallayer), 1778-1779
Collection of Stuart E....
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Collection of Stuart E. Karu. Photo by Peter Harholdt, 2004

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Related Publications

Hershey, Constance V., "Benjamin Franklin: Portrait of the Statesman as a Rock Star" (Antiques & Fine Art, Vol. VI, Issue 5, 2006) , pp. 239-43.

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

Talbott, Page, ed., Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World (New Haven and London: Yale University, 2005) (companion book to exhibition of same title)

Provenance
Multiple examples of Nini's Franklin as the classical hero exist; their owners include:
The New-York Historical Society (1924.93), La Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris., La Musée de la Cooperation franco-américaine, Blérancourt, France.
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