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Identification and Creation
Object Number
H446
People
Unidentified Artist
After Joseph Siffred Duplessis, French (Carpentras, France 1725 - 1802 Versailles, France)
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Title
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), after Joseph-Siffred Duplessis (1725-1802)
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
c. 1860-1875
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/304811
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
76.5 x 63.5 cm (30 1/8 x 25 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • plaque: Gift of/ PALMER E PRESBREY/ CLASS of 1885
Provenance
Palmer E. Presbrey, Boston, MA; to Miss Ruth C. Presbrey, Boston, MA; her gift in memory of her brother, 1936.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard University Portrait Collection, Bequest of Palmer E. Presbrey, for display in Widener Library, 1936
Object Number
H446
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Laura M. Huntsinger, Harvard Portraits: A Catalogue of Portrait Paintings at Harvard University, ed. Alan Burroughs, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1936), p. 60

Official Register of Harvard University, Issue Containing the Report of the President of Harvard College and Reports of Departments for 1935-36, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, March 22, 1937), p. 286

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. and Melissa Renn, American Paintings at Harvard, Volume One: Paintings, Watercolors, and Pastels by Artists Born before 1826, Yale University Press (U.S.) and Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge and New Haven, 2014), pp. 491-92, cat. 456, ill.

Exhibition History

Early Science: Smith and Harvard. Innovations, Instruments, Documents., Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, 02/03/1971 - 03/19/1971

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