Benjamin Franklin at Watt's, in Lincoln's Inn Fields, A.D. 1725, (painting)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 47 (Sale info: $400.00).
"At my final admission into the printing house, I took to working at the press, imagining I felt a want of the bodily exercise I had been used to in America, where the presswork is mixed with the composing. I drank only water; the other men were great drinkers of beer. They wondered from this and several other instances that the 'Water American,' as they called me, was stronger than themselves who drank strong beer."--Vide Autobiography. [P. 6; price noted by a contemporary hand.]
1859. Second Exhibition in New York of Paintings, the contribution of Artists of the French & English Schools, open daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and from 7 till 10 p.m. at the National Academy of Design, Tenth Street, between Broadway and Fourth Av. Admittance, 25 cents. Catalogues, 15 cents. Season Tickets, 75 cents. New York: John W. Oliver, Steam Printer, No. 43 Ann Street. 1859.