F. Bonneville

Benjamin Franklin

Stipple engraving; c. 1830.
Oval, image 4 1/2 x 3 1/2" (110 x 90 mm).
Very good condition.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 47291
Price: $100.00
Publisher : A Paris chez 'Auteur rue de Theatre Francais N 4.
"F. Bonneville Deli.; Gautier Sculp.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) is considered to be one of the greatest of all of our founding fathers. A highly intelligent man, over his lifetime he was an able scientist, a writer, printer and publisher. He was one of the most successful diplomats that the United States ever had. During the Revolutionary War, he acted as American Minister to France, successfully gaining French support for the American cause. He was also the only person who signed all four of the key documents in American history: The Declaration of Independence; The Treaty of Alliance with France; The Treaty of Peace with Great Britain; and The Constitution of the United States.Likely some sort of early 19th century imprint from the plate. Likely originally an 18th century print.
18th-19th Century Subjects , Portraits , Revolutionary War Figures