Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

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