National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #735
Subject/Title:
Franklin, Benjamin Dudley
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:late 1850s
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:37 x 32
Image Dimensions:30 x 25
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:12/6/2005
Condition:Poor

Description:Nearly frontal waist-length of a young man in formal attire. His bow tie is askew to his right. His white shirt front has many small ruffles. The canvas is distinguished by several perforations. Acoording to the owner these were the result of Union soldiers "target practice."
History of Work:Work was derived from an ambrotype of subject and his sister.
Notes:Subject was the son of William Franklin. He fell ill at Ft. Donelson and died at home.

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