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Catalog Number 58.S.70
Object Name Statuette
Title Statuette of Benjamin Franklin
Date 19th c.
Description Full-length portrait of Franklin, leaning on column upon which is placed a book, scroll, and electrical machine. Inscribed on scroll: "Ravit/ aux Cieux/ la Foundre." Attributed to unknown French sculptor.
Medium Bronze
Dimensions H-21.5 W-10 inches
Credit line American Philosophical Society
Search Terms 18th century
eighteenth century
19th century
nineteenth century
sculpture
Founding Father