Portrait print of Benjamin Franklin (Filleul/NLGDLCADL), 1780
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Line engraving; Plate size: H. 12 7/8 in. (32.7 cm), W. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm)
Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Engraved images of Franklin ran from the simplest of portraits to the most convolute, including ones such as this, in which the symbolism was easily understood by all with a classical education.
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