Portrait bust of Benjamin Franklin (Dejoux - Blérancourt), 1777
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Claude Dejoux
Plaster; Overall H. 23 1/4 in. (59 cm)
Musée de la Coopération Franco-Américaine (Blérancourt, also Blerancourt) (Aisne, France
This portrait bust is of plaster that was worked by hand rather than cast in a mold, and tinted to resemble terra cotta. It is the only sculptural representation of Franklin that was not seen widely during his lifetime.
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