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HOUDON, Jean-Antoine


Versailles, Yvelines 1741 - Paris 1828


Maker: Barbedienne

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

c. 1880

bronze

bust

Dimensions (HxWxD): 17 1116 x 14 12 x 12 916; on base, H. 22 116 in.

rear rim: F. BARBEDIENNE FONDEUR
proper right shoulder: houdon f 1778

Acc. No.: 1977.15

Credit Line: Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Joseph Y. Jeanes, Jr., 1977.15

Photo credit: 2009 President and Fellows of Harvard College

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Provenance

  • 1900, bought by Joseph Y. Jeanes at an art dealer's, Philadelphia
  • to his son, Joseph Y. Jeanes, Jr., Wilmington, DE
  • 1977, gift to the Fogg Art Museum

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, January 22, 2013
  • 2016 Rionnet
    Florence Rionnet, préface de Catherine Chevillot, Les bronzes Barbedienne. L’œuvre d’une dynastie de fondeurs, Paris, Arthena, 2016, p. 240

Exhibitions

  • 2006 Cambridge
    Benjamin Franklin, Cambridge, Houghton Library, Cambridge, June 5-September 23, 2006