Portrait bust of Benjamin Franklin (Houdon - Angers)
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Jean-Antoine Houdon (Attributed)
Plaster; H. 26 3/8 in., W. 26 in., D. 16 9/16 in.
Musee des beaux arts, Angers, France , MBA 761 J.1881 S.
The suggestion of classical robes in which Franklin's bust is clothed has led to the conviction that it was certainly produced after Houdon's trip to the United States.
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