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Gainsborough/Portrait of Benjamin Franklin

Identifier: FA-BF-0090
Gainsborough/Portrait of Benjamin Franklin still image
Gainsborough/Portrait of Benjamin Franklin still image

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

Caltech Images is a collection of over ten thousand images representing Caltech's history and the people who have contributed to the Caltech story. It includes historic and contemporary photographs of people and places, reproductions of historic scientific artifacts and art, and illustrations drawn from Caltech's rare book collection in the history of science and technology.


  • Creation: 1920-

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1 photographs

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Reproduction of a portrait painting by Thomas Gainsborough. For many years identified as Franklin (probably due to its similarity to an 18th c. French print by P. Maren). In actuality, is a portrait of David Middleton. Engraving by G. Sanders. Proof. Published by Henry Graves & Co., London, 1868.

Repository Details

Part of the California Institute of Technology Archives and Special Collections Repository

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