Portrait sketch of Benjamin Franklin (David?)
Photo by Peter Harholdt
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Photo by Peter Harholdt

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Jacques Louis David (Attributed)
Pen (brown ink) on paper; H. 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm, est.)W. 4 1/6 in. (10.3 cm., est.)
Rosenbach Museum & Library (Philadelphia, Pa.), 68.2
This ink drawing of Franklin, which may have been done by the painter Jacques-Louis David, is a somewhat stylized sketch of the man whose image had become "as familiar as that of the moon" to Parisians.
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