Illustration, "Oraison funebre de M. Franklin par l'Abbé Fauchet", 1792

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François Janet
Ink on paper; H. 22.5 cm, W. 18.5 cm
Franklin's death plunged France into mourning, since he was generally felt to be one of the guiding spirits of the new France. This illustration is from a booklet celebrating the great men of the French Revolution. Terms of Use Credits