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Apotheosis of Franklin

ca. 1790
Cotton, linen
H. 29 x W. 19 1/2 inches (73.7 x 49.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Charles Allen Munn, 1924
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 temple) TEMPLE OF FAME; (on map held by putti) Pen/silvan/ia/Virginia/ N Carolina/ S. Carolina/ Georgia/ THE ATLANTIC/OCEAN
Charles Allen Munn (until 1924; bequeathed to MMA)
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