|Title||Portrait of Franklin Bache|
|Artist||Waugh, Samuel Bell|
Half-length figure, body turned slightly right. Sitter wears black coat, waistcoat, and bow tie, and a white shirt. Tan-gray background. Signed: "S. B. Waugh 1868" in lower right corner.
Chemist and physician Franklin Bache was elected to the APS in 1820, and served as secretary (1825–43), vice president (1843–53) and president (1853–55). A great-grandson of Benjamin Franklin, Bache made his name as a teacher at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Jefferson Medical College. With George Bacon Wood (see 58.P.50), he revised two official pharmaceutical handbooks, the "United States Dispensatory" and the "Pharmacopoeia of the United States of America." Painted posthumously, Bache's portrait commemorates his close relationship with the Society and his contributions to chemistry as a teacher, author, and editor. The artist, Samuel Bell Waugh, was one of the foremost portrait painters in Philadelphia in the mid-19th century.
|Medium||Oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||H-42 W-38 inches|
|Credit line||American Philosophical Society|