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Portrait Medallion of Benjamin Franklin
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Portrait Medallion of Benjamin Franklin


Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This plaster medallion is painted to look like terracotta. The piece has a moulded plaster frame painted gold and black.
Exhibitions
  • The French in America. The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit. 1951.
  • Portrait Medallions of Jean-Baptiste Nini. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2009-2010.
  • Revolution! Documents from the American War of Independence. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2004.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Base of neck: NINI F; [Date] Illegible; [Transcription] ERIPUIT COELO FULMEN SCEPTRUMQUE TIRANNIS 1779; [Label] Paper label on back from sales catalogue
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
18th century
Medium
plaster with paint
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
27.422
Measurements
Diam: 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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