Plaster; H. 33 1/4 in. (84.2 cm), W. 26 1/4 in. (66.6 cm), D. 16 1/8 in. (41.1 cm)
Boston Athenaeum (Boston, Mass.), UH151 
Less celebrated than his portraits of Franklin in contemporary dress, Houdon's classically draped busts are reminders of the heroic status to which Franklin was raised, even during his lifetime.