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Benjamin Franklin Flying a Kite
Benjamin Franklin Flying a Kite
Date:
18th–19th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Wood Engraving
Dimensions:
5.9 x 6.7 cm (image)
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Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
North America
Accession Number:
1963.30.24209
Acquisition Date:
1963-04-09
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

B. Franklin stands on a thatched roof porch with his kite high in dark clouds; a key visible on the string near his hand; a boy watches in excitement; and a Leiden jar (small container) sits on the porch.

Contemporaneous Works “Art from the same century and country”