Benjamin Franklin Portrait - New York City, NY
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N 40° 46.762 W 073° 57.762
18T E 587529 N 4514782
Quick Description: This 1778 portrait is located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 2/3/2015 4:57:16 PM
Waymark Code: WMNB0H
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
The Museum's website (visit link) provides the information about this painting:

"Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790)
Artist: Joseph Siffred Duplessis (French, Carpentras 1725–1802 Versailles)
Date: 1778
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Oval, 28 1/2 x 23 in. (72.4 x 58.4 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Credit Line: The Friedsam Collection, Bequest of Michael Friedsam, 1931
Accession Number: 32.100.132...

When Franklin arrived in France in the autumn of 1776 to negotiate for aid and an alliance, he was already a celebrity. His simple dress and refusal to wear a wig made an impression in intellectual circles and elsewhere. Franklin lived at Passy in a house provided by Jacques Donatien Le Ray de Chaumont who commissioned a terra cotta medallion with his profile as well as this portrait, which was exhibited at the Salon of 1779. The original frame includes the attributes of Liberty, Peace, and Victory, and is accompanied by the simple Latin inscription VIR."
Location Type: Portrait/Statue

Reference Web Site: [Web Link]

Established Date: 1/1/1778

Property Type: Public

Fee required: no

Location Notes:
Free admission...donation requested Open 7 Days a Week Sunday–Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.* Friday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.* Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, and the first Monday in May

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