Description In the late 18th century Benjamin Franklin was a popular celebrity, especially in France. This resulted in a demand for his likeness that was met by a host of images in various materials and sizes - from costly marble to cheap prints. The Museum also has in its collection a very similar version in terracotta. This piece is modelled in plaster.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters
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