Franklin and His Friends: Portraying the Man of Science in Eighteenth-Century America

April 16, 1999 – September 6, 1999

National Portrait Gallery
8th and G Streets, NW
Washington, DC

1st Floor, Gallery 121A

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This exhibition examines Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) and 18th-century science. Approximately 35 portraits by Gilbert Stuart, John Singleton Copley, Charles Willson Peale, and others are on view, with many accompanied by scientific objects that can be seen in the paintings.