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Savage, Edward (1761-1817) Benjamin Franklin L.L.D. - F.R.S.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04952 Author/Creator: Savage, Edward (1761-1817) Place Written: London, England Type: Print Date: circa 1800 Pagination: 1 mezzotint : b&w ; 51.9 x 41 cm.

Summary of Content: Mezzotint based on David Martin's late 18th-century portrait. At the bottom corners of the print, Martin is credited with the original painting and Edward Savage with the engraving of this mezzotint. Title is in cursive across the bottom of the sheet, whereas the original portrait has a printed title. Franklin is reading at a small table with his hand at his throat. To his right, perched atop a pile of books, is a bust of Isaac Newton.

People: Martin, David, 1737-1797
Savage, Edward, 1761-1817
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: American StatesmenArt, Music, Theater, and Film

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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