Mezzotint; Plate size: H. 14 7/8 in. (37.8 cm), W. 10 7/8 in. (27.6 cm)
Collection of Stuart E. Karu
This engraved portrait of Franklin the scientist shows him as the larger European world first knew him: with books and the tools of his electrical experiments. This mezzotint is a multiple image based on the portrait by Mason Chamberlin.