Benjamin Frankin.Né à Boston dans la nouvelle Angleterre le 17. Janvier 1706.
Joh. Martin Will exudit Aug. Vind.
Mezzotint, very scarce. 365 x 240mm. Crease in title area.
Half-length, enlarged from Cochin's famous 'fur cap' portrait. Cochin was a close associate of Franklin during his diplomat mission in Paris. Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790). Born in Boston, Massachusetts. Benjamin Franklin's achievements as a statesman, diplomat and writer influenced the outcome of the American War of Independence (1775-83). He is recognised as Founding Father of the United States of America, being the only person to sign the Declaration of Independence in 1776, the Peace Treaty in 1783 and the United States Constitution in 1787. The study of electricity was also a particular interest and he published 'Experiments and Observations on Electricity' in 1751.
From the Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
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