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Apotheosis of Franklin

ca. 1780
Cotton and linen
H. 35 x W. 9 1/2 inches (88.9 x 24.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: (on scroll held by Franklin) WHERE LIBERTY DWELLS THERE IS MY COUNTRY: (on plaque held by allegorical figure of America in chariot driven by Washington) AMERICAN/INDEPEND/ANCE/ 1776; ( on streamer wound on tree) LIBERTY TREE/ (upside down) STAMP ACT; (on snake on flag carried by Indian) UNITE OR DIE: (on temple) TEMPLE OF FAME; (on map held by putti) Pen/silvan/ia Virginia/ N Carolina/ S. Carolina/Georgia/ THE/ ATLANTIC/ OCEAN.
Alexander Wilson Drake , New York (until 1913; his sale, American Art Galleries, New York, March 10–17, 1913; to MMA)
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