Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Title:
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Date: 
1777
Medium: 
Copper alloy and terracotta
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/8 in. ( 13.7 cm ); terracotta only, 117 mm
Description: 
Bas-relief portrait
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mr. Charles Allen Munn
Object Number: 
1924.93
Marks: 
inscriptions: "NINI/F 1777 COAT OF ARMS/1777/ B. FRANKLIN AMERICAN"
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.
Provenance: 
The Collection of Charles Allen Munn
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group