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NINI, Giovanni Battista

Urbino, Italy 1717 - Chaumont-sur-Loire, Loir-et-Cher 1786

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

1777

terracotta

medallion

Dimensions (HxWxD): diam. 3 516 in.

around the circumference: B. FRANKLIN AMERICAIN
dated at lower: 1777

Acc. No.: 1943.98

Credit Line: The John Hill Morgan, B.A. 1893, LL.B. 1896, M.A. (Hon.) 1929, Collection. Bill of Sale 8 Apr. 1943

Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery / http://artgallery.yale.edu

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Provenance

  • 1943, The John Hill Morgan, B.A. 1893, LL.B. 1896, M.A. (Hon.) 1929, Collection, Bill of Sale 8 Apr. 1943

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, 22 April 2010
  • 2015 Margolis
    Richard Margolis, Benjamin Franklin in Terra Cotta. Portrait Medallions by Jean-Baptiste Nini at the Chateau of Chaumont. Medallions of Franklin and of American Interest by Jean-Martin Renaud. Original Models for the Libertas Americana Medal in Terra Cotta by Clodion and in Plaster by Augustin Dupré, Gahanna, Kolbe & Fanning, 2015

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