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Creator Name: Fragonard, Jean Honoré
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: French; 1732-1806
Creator Name-CRT: Jean Honoré Fragonard
Title: Benjamin Franklin
Title Type: preferred
Title: Portrait of Benjamin Franklin
Title Type: alternate
Title: Head of Benjamin Franklin
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1768
Creation End Date: 1806
Creation Date: =c. 1778 wkg HJ
Creation Place: Europe,France
Object Type: Drawings and Watercolors
Classification Term: ink or chalk wash
Classification Term: Drawing
Classification Term: Prints and Drawings
Materials and Techniques: Medium: Brush and brown ink and brown wash, with traces of black chalk, on ivory laid paper, laid down on ivory laid paper.Remarks: HJ felt that this was undoubtably done from Houden's bust dated 1778, the year BF visited Paris (SFM)Watermark present on secondary support (KB)
Dimensions: Height: 278 mm., Width: 239 mm.
Inscriptions: Inscription: B. Franklin l.l.
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1933.806
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Mrs. Charles Netcher as a memorial to Charles Netcher II
AMICA ID: AIC_.1933.806
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 2000
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