After Mason Chamberlin (1727–87). “Benjamin Franklin." From the Portrait in Almon’s Intelligencer.
London 1777. Engraved from the Original Picture by John Lodge.” From “A Popular History of the United States…” New York: Charles Scribner’s & Sons, 1881. 2 ¾ x 2 ½ (image). Engraving by H. B. Hall on chine appliqué mounted on backing sheet. Very good condition.
A handsome portrait of Benjamin Franklin taken from an engraving in the Almon’s Intelligencer, London 1777 which was engraved by John Lodge. It shows Franklin during his time in England at the time of the American rebellion. This rendering was in turn engraved by H.B. Hall in the nineteenth century for this handsome engraving of the great American.