Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Object Number: 
1924.93
Date: 
1777
Medium: 
Copper alloy and terracotta
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/8 in. ( 13.7 cm ); terracotta only, 117 mm
Marks: 
inscriptions: "NINI/F 1777 COAT OF ARMS/1777/ B. FRANKLIN AMERICAN"
Description: 
Bas-relief portrait
Gallery Label: 
The bronze version of Nini's medallion, which replicates the warm, earthy tone of the terra cotta original, continued in production long after Franklin's death. It is still widely collected today.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mr. Charles Allen Munn
Provenance: 
The Collection of Charles Allen Munn
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group