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Object ID 1865.007.001
Object Name Engraving
Title Benjamin Franklin
Collection Works of Art
Credit line Henrietta J. Bedford
Date 1787
Artist Charles Willson Peale
Made Charles Willson Peale
Makers mark "CW Peale pinx't et fecit 1787" printed beneath the image
Description Oval, framed, black and white engraving of Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790). The engraving depicts a three-quarters bust portrait of Franklin looking right. The engraving is surrounded by an outer border of printed text: "His Excellency B. Franklin L.L.D. F.R.S. President of Pennsylvania, and Late Minister of the United States of America at the Court of France." In an inner border beneath the image is printed text: "CW Peale pinx't et fecit 1787." The engraving is framed in a black and gold oval frame with beaded molding and has a 3/8" diameter hanging ring at the top. On the back is a type-written sticker: "Oct 1865 / Engraving / B. Franklin by / Peale. Given / by Franklin to Gunning Bed-/ ford. Presented / by Miss H. Bedford."
Dimensions H-8.5 W-7.25 D-1 inches
Dimension Details framed dimensions; sheet size is 6" x 5"
Owned Bedford family
Provenance The donor is Gunning Bedford Jr.'s daughter, Henrietta Jane Bedford (1788-1871).
Subjects Engravings
People Franklin, Benjamin
Bedford, Jr., Gunning
Search Terms Benjamin Franklin
Bedford Family
Gunning Bedford, Jr.
Portrait Engravings
Charles Willson Peale
Eighteenth Century
Material Paper; painted wood frame
Place of Origin Philadelphia, PA
Medium Engraving