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NINI, Giovanni Battista

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

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

1777

terracotta

medallion

Dimensions (HxWxD): 1 x 4 12 in.

around circumference: .B.FRANKLIN..AMERICAIN
stamped on the truncation: NINI / F 1777
below the truncation: 1777
stamped reverse: [a fleur de lis]

Acc. No.: 92.13.1

Credit Line: Gift of Jean-Pierre Selz

Photo credit: ph. courtesy Minneapolis Institute of Art

© Artist : public domain


Provenance

  • 1992, Gift of Jean-Pierre Selz

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, October 12, 2015
  • 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