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Figurine: Benjamin Franklin

Object Number: 
1924.89
Date: 
ca. 1790
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 x 3 3/4 x 3 7/8 in. ( 33 x 9.5 x 9.8 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed: on front of base: "Dr. Franklin" impressed: on back of base: "-43"
Description: 
Full length earthenware portrait of Bejmain Franklin in flowered coat, yellow trousers and gren cape; square base with inscription and oval portrait medallion on the front and an oval medallion on each side.
Gallery Label: 
This portrait of Franklin may have been originally modelled as a statue of William Pitt.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Charles Allen Munn
Provenance: 
The Collection of Charles Allen Munn
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group