BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. NE A BOSTON, DANS LA NOUVELLE ANGLETERRE LE 17 JANVIER 1706.

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Charles-Nicolas Cochin


Benjamin Franklin. Ne a Boston, dans la nouvelle Angleterre le 17 Janvier 1706.

Engraving, 1777
Image size 7 1/2 x 5 1/4" including decorative border.
Fair condition with two tears on the right that enter the image 3/8".
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 86805
Price: $400.00
Publisher :
Engraving by Augustin de Saint Aubin, after a drawing by Charles Nicolas Cochin. Franklin is depicted facing right, with Canadian fur-trapper hat and round spectacles. The bust-length portrait is enclosed in an oval border; the oval frame and engraved title are held within a rectangular border. Engraved within the rectangular frame is "C. N. Cochin filius delin. 1777" at bottom left and "Aug. de St. Aubin Sculp." at bottom right. Engraved in the bottom paper margin is the following: "Dessine par C. N. Cochin Chevalier de l'Ordre du Roi, en 1777 et Grave par Aug. de St. Aubin Graveur de la Bibliotheque du Roi. Se vend a Paris ches C. N. Cochin aux Galleries du Louvre; et ches Aug. de St. Aubin, rue des Mathurins." A "35e" is very finely inscribed at the upper right corner of the print, outside the composition. This print was one of the first available French images of Franklin. Publication of this print was first announced in the "Journal de Paris" of June 16, 1777. 18th-19th Century Subjects , Portraits , Revolutionary War Figures

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