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Object ID 1890.001.004
Object Name Bust
Collection Works of Art
Credit line Gift of Samuel W. Schultz
Year Range from 1825
Year Range to 1850
Description Carved and painted bust of a man with a bald top and shoulder length, wavy, dark brown hair. The figure resembles Benjamin Franklin and wears a dark brown coat and a (once white) shirt. The bust stands on top of several carved books and has a hole in the base that indicates that it was originally mounted on something.

Dimensions H-18 W-11.5 D-8 inches
Provenance This item came from the collection of William Heath Naff (1794-1876) a Wilmington collector and antiquarian.
Subjects Sculpture
People Franklin, Benjamin
Search Terms Benjamin Franklin
Material Polychromed wood