Bust of Benjamin Franklin (Caffiéri - Mazarine), 1777
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Jean-Jacques Caffiéri
Terra cotta on wooden pedestal; 27.2 x 18.1 x 12.6 in., 69 x 46 x 32 (cm)
Bibliothèque Mazarine (Paris)
The portrait of Franklin realized by Caffiéri was the first seen publicly. It established the impression of Franklin as an icon: larger than lifesize, impersonal, above mere mankind.
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