Item #39793 STIPPLE ENGRAVING BUST PORTRAIT OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, TORSO DIRECTED SLIGHTLY RIGHT, FACE TURNEDSLIGHTLY LEFT AND EYES LOOKING FRONT, FUR COLLAR ON COAT, ROLLING SHIRT COLLAR. CAPTIONED: FRANKLIN/ NE A BOSTON LE 17 JANVR 1706./ MORT A PHILADELPHI IN 1790." Benjamin Franklin.

STIPPLE ENGRAVING BUST PORTRAIT OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, TORSO DIRECTED SLIGHTLY RIGHT, FACE TURNEDSLIGHTLY LEFT AND EYES LOOKING FRONT, FUR COLLAR ON COAT, ROLLING SHIRT COLLAR. CAPTIONED: FRANKLIN/ NE A BOSTON LE 17 JANVR 1706./ MORT A PHILADELPHI IN 1790."

[Paris? F. Bonneville; Delatour Sculp. Small oval bust portrait, 2 1/16" x 2 3/8"; printed within raised rectangular border, 2 5/8" x 4 1/4"; printed on partly untrimmed sheet of thick paper 8 5/8" x 12 3/8". Portrait done using stipple effect. "F. Bonneville del" and "Delatour Sculp." printed outside bottom border of oval. Caption directly below and within rectangular border, "FRANKLIN./ Ne a Boston le 17 Janvr 1706./ Mort a Philadelphie en 1790." Light shading and foxing around edges of paper, does not touch or affect portrait area. Very Good.

"In S.V. Henkel's catalogue no. 683 ('Washington and Tilghman correspondence,' sold April. 5" & 6", 1892, Phila.) item 925 is: 'Small ivory miniature of Benjamin Franklin. Original painting on ivory, from life, by F. Bonneville." [New York Public Library: BULLETIN OF THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY, VOLUME 10. 1906. No. 111, Pages 66-7.]
Catalogue of the Very Important Collection of ... Edwin Babcock Holden... 1910, 1379. Bulletin of New York Public Library, Volume X...1906, p. 66, #111. Item #39793

Price: $250.00