Portrait bust of Benjamin Franklin (Flaxman, Sr.), 1802
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Courtesy of American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, PA

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The bust was copied from an original by Houdon. However, significant changes were made between this work and Houdon's original: the surface is smoother and the features more flattened; the chest is extended toward the waist; and the bust is mounted as though leaning forward.
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