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Encountering genius : Houdon's portraits of Benjamin Franklin

Author: Jack Hinton; Jean Antoine Houdon; Melissa Meighan; P Andrew Lins; Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Publisher: [Philadelphia, Pa.] : Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2011.
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Benjamin Franklin caused a sensation when he arrived in Paris in December 1776 seeking support for America's struggle for independence: artists scrambled to portray him. The best-known image of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Portraits
Named Person: Jean Antoine Houdon; Jean Antoine Houdon; Benjamin Franklin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Hinton; Jean Antoine Houdon; Melissa Meighan; P Andrew Lins; Philadelphia Museum of Art.
ISBN: 9780876332252 0876332254 9780300141641 0300141645
OCLC Number: 664519729
Description: 92 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction / Jack Hinton, Andrew Lins, and Melissa Meighan --
An American icon in context : Jean-Antoine Houdon's Bust of Benjamin Franklin at the Philadelphia Museum of Art / Jack Hinton --
In pursuit of physical evidence : clay and terracotta portrait busts by Houdon / Melissa Meighan --
Houdon's studio practice : creating multiple versions of a portrait bust / Andrew Lins.
Responsibility: Jack Hinton, Melissa Meighan, Andrew Lins.

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