Benjamin Franklin Medallion

Fritzsche_Slide_54b.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

Benjamin Franklin Medallion

Subject

LCSH: Porcelain, French—18th century—Pictorial works | Porcelain, French—Private collections | Porcelain, French—Sèvres—18th century—Slide collections | Sèvres porcelain—18th century—Pictorial works | Slides (Photography)—Private collections | Fritzsche, Ulrich—Art collections—Pictorial works | Gilding—France—18th century | Biscuit ware—France—18th century | Medallions (Decorative arts)—18th century | Franklin, Benjamin, 1706–1790—Pictorial works | Caffierri, Jean-Jacques—Pictorial works

Getty AAT keywords: porcelain (material) | porcelain (visual works) | gilding-technique | portraits | biscuit (porcelain, material)

Description

35mm color slide of a white biscuit medallion (Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory). This slide shows the verso of the Benjamin Franklin portrait in Slide 54a. It is inscribed in sepia ink with the date 1780 and the words: “Le docteur Franklin envoyé des Etats-unis sollicite l’appui de la France contre les Anglais” (Fritzsche 2018) (“Dr. Franklin, sent from the United States, solicits France’s assistance against the British”). The number 54 is handwritten on the slide.

Creator

Fritzsche, Ulrich (creator of slide); D’Arms, Ted (photographer); Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (creator of object)

Publisher

Seattle Art Museum Libraries

Date

1780 (date of object)
October 1984 (date of slide)

Contributor

Painter, Kirsten Blythe

Rights

These materials may be protected under copyright law and may only be used for educational, teaching, and learning purposes. If intended use is beyond these purposes, it is the sole responsibility of the user to obtain the appropriate copyright permissions.

Format

application/jpg

Language

English | French

Type

still image

Spatial Coverage

France

Temporal Coverage

eighteenth century (dates CE)

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

slide, scanned using an Epson Perfection V600 Photo scanner at 3200 dpi.

Citation

Fritzsche, Ulrich (creator of slide); D’Arms, Ted (photographer); Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (creator of object), “Benjamin Franklin Medallion,” Seattle Art Museum Libraries: Digital Collections, accessed May 25, 2024, https://samlibraries.omeka.net/items/show/2980.