Portrait of Benjamin Franklin (Duplessis - NY Public Library), 1778
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This pastel has been cited by Charles Coleman Sellers, in his landmark work, Benjamin Franklin in Portraiture, as the original on which the six Joseph Wright portaits and, subsequently, the many derived from those, were based.
Connection to Franklin
Duplessis' life study for his "gray coat" portrait of Franklin
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