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NINI, Giovanni Battista

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

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

18th century

plaster

medallion

Dimensions (HxWxD): diam. 4 14 in.

inscribed around edge: B. FRANKLIN AMERICAIN

Acc. No.: 17.70.1

Credit Line: Gift of R.T. Haines Halsey, 1917

Photo credit: www.metmuseum.org, August 16, 2011

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Provenance

  • 1917, Gift of R.T. Haines Halsey

Bibliography

  • 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