Portrait bust of Benjamin Franklin (Houdon - Athenaeum)
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"In Pursuit of Genius : Jean-Antoine Houdon and the Sculpted Portraits of Benjamin Franklin," at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 5/13/06 - 9/30/06.
Related Publications

Poulet, Anne L., Jean-Antoine Houdon, Sculptor of the Enlightenment (Chicago: University of Chicago, 2003) p. 250.

Sellers, Charles Coleman, Benjamin Franklin in Portraiture (New Haven: Yale University, 1962) pp. 312-313.

According to Athenaeum records, the bust was a gift of the estate of the Boston scholar and historian George Francis Parkman in 1908.
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