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Selected art related letters from the Benjamin Franklin papers, 1766-1789

Creator:
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
Subject:
Caffieri, Jean-Jacques
Franklin, William Temple
Houdon, Jean Antoine
Rittenhouse, David
Syng, Philip
Trumbull, John
West, Benjamin
Wright, Patience Lovell
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1 partial microfilm reel
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Summary:
Letters to Benjamin Franklin from artists or about art related subjects, including busts, engravings, and portraits of Franklin. Among the correspondents are: Jacob W. Duche, William Temple Franklin, Jean Antonine Houdon, John Jay, Samuel Jennings, Thomas Potts, David Rittenhouse, Philip Syng, John Trumbull, Benjamin West, and Patience Wright. Also included are letters to William Temple Franklin from Jean Jacques Caffieri, Jean Antonine Houdon, and Joseph Wright.
Citation:
Selected art related letters from the Benjamin Franklin papers, 1766-1789. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel P37 (fr. 506-543) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals in the American Philosophical Society
Loan:
Loan
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming by the American Philosophical Society, 1955.
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art, American
Artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10950
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214728
AAA_collcode_franbenj
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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