Portrait of Benjamin Franklin (Wright - PAFA)
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Photo courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia. Bequest of Mrs. Sarah Harrison (The Joseph Harrison, Jr. Collection). www.pafa.org

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Joseph Wright (Attributed)
Oil on canvas; H. 31 3/4 in. (80.6 cm), W. 25 5/16 in. (64.3 cm)
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Philadelphia, Pa.), 1912.14.6
The portrait is related by appearance to Wright's other portraits of Franklin, including similar tonality: Franklin's gray hair. the deep red of his coat, and the dark brown of the background. Its early history is known, and adds to its interest.
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