Group of Assorted Engravings & Prints Depicting Benjamin Franklin, Plus Bonus of William Penn
A group of (20) engravings and prints featuring founding father Benjamin Franklin, ranging between 3.6125" x 6" and 8" x 10.75", n.d., n.p. Includes engravings based on famous depictions of Franklin from painters David Martin, James B. Longacre, Alonzo Chappel, and others. Also includes a bonus engraving featuring William Penn. For highlights, please images below. Varying conditions, with foxing, toning, and soiling throughout. An interesting and expansive collection!
As one of the most prolific figures in American history, the likeness of founding father Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) is ubiquitous, appearing most commonly on the $100 bill as well as numerous postage stamps as Postmaster General. His influence as a signer of the Declaration of Independence and drafter of the Constitution prompted countless artists to pay homage, making him an undisputed figure of popular culture.
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