Portrait of Benjamin Franklin (Duplessis-H&A), 1785 - 1800
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Photo Courtesy of Hirschl & Adler

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Joseph-Siffred Duplessis (Attributed)
oil on canvas; H. 28 3/4 in., W. 23 1/4 in.
Private Collection
This portrait is of the type commonly called "the gray coat portraits," that represent Franklin as a man of the people, wearing a simple gray suit and unpowdered hair.
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