Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Jean-Antoine Houdon (French, 1741–1828)

           From the Art Institute of Chicago

Benjamin Franklin, c. 1778
Brush and brown ink, brown wash, with traces of black chalk, on ivory laid paper, laid down on ivory laid paper
278 x 239 mm
Inscribed lower left: "B. Franklin"

Downloaded from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790), 18th century (1778)
Jean-Antoine Houdon (French, 1741–1828)
French (Paris)
H. with base 22 1/2 in. (57.2 cm), H. without base 17 1/2 in. (44.5 cm)
Gift of John Bard, 1872 (72.6)

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