London, South Kensington
28 June 2005
A DARK CREAM WAX PORTRAIT RELIEF OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
LATE 18TH CENTURY
In profile to the left, mounted on glass in an oval turned wood frame
The wax - 3in. (7.6cm.) high
And a cream wax portrait relief of a lady, in profile to the right, modelled wearing a shawl and cap, in an oval turned wood frame -- the wax - 3 1/8in. (7.9cm.) high (2)
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Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), American author, scientist and diplomat, is, next to George Washington, possibly the most famous 18th-century American. He was a spokesman for the American colonists and signer of the Declaration of Independence.
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