Mrs. Richard Bache (Sarah Franklin, 1743–1808)

John Hoppner British

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In 1767 Benjamin Franklin's only daughter Sarah married Richard Bache (1737–1811), later postmaster general of the United States. In 1780 she became the leader of a patriotic organization supplying money and clothing for the Revolutionary War effort, having at one time over 2,000 women employed under her direction. This portrait and that of her husband (private collection) were painted in 1793 in London.

Mrs. Richard Bache (Sarah Franklin, 1743–1808), John Hoppner (British, London 1758–1810 London), Oil on canvas

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