Statuette of Benjamin Franklin (Ralph Wood), ca. 1762-1772
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Collection of Stuart E. Karu. Photo by Peter Harholdt, 2004

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Staffordshire, England
Ralph Wood I (the elder) (Attributed)
Earthenware; H. 13 1/2 in (34.3 cm), W. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm), D. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
Collection of Stuart E. Karu
This Staffordshire-ware figure of Franklin, attributed to the workshop of Ralph Wood, is an example of the earliest known of many popular ceramic images of Franklin made during his years in England and France, and copied or reproduced throughout the 19th century. Terms of Use Credits