Portrait of Benjamin Franklin, after 1774?
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probably London, England
John Copley (Attributed)
pencil on paper; Paper size: H. 13 1/2 in, W. 17 7/8 in.; sight size: H. 12 1/2 in., W. 17 3/16 in.
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In this pencil sketch Franklin is shown seated, accompanied by his kite, and flanked by figures that refer to his activities. The drawing is attributed to the Boston-born painter, John Singleton Copley, who lived in England after about 1774.
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