Portrait of Benjamin Franklin (St. Aubin), 1777
Photo courtesy of the White...
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Photo courtesy of the White House Historical Association (White House Collection)

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St. Aubin has shown Franklin standing before a rack or frame, on which is mounted a massive white volume. His left profile is presented to the viewer. He wears a blue coat and yellow waistcoat, and appears to hold a hat in his right hand. The disk in the right background may be a mirror, window or - conceivably - the moon.
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