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Portrait relief of Benjamin Franklin

Terracotta gilded circular plaque. Profile of Benjamin Franklin wearing a fur cap, facing left, fur cap.

Inscription

Inscribed within moulded circle: B. FRANKLIN.AMERICAIN.

Signed

Signed under shoulder: NINI, coat-of-arms, date 1777.

Credit Line

Source unidentified

French, 18th century, 1777

Object Place

France

Accession Number

91.122

Medium or Technique

Terracotta; gilt

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture