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Benjamin Franklin Marble Bust - Boston, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 21.496 W 071° 03.794
19T E 330086 N 4691617
Quick Description: A marble bust of Benjamin Franklin is located in the Senate Chamber of the Massachusetts State House at 24 Beacon Street, Boston, MA.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 12/5/2014 4:52:27 AM
Waymark Code: WMN10Q
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
Views: 1

Long Description:

A 23" by 19" by 16.5" marble bust of Benjamin Franklin created by Horatio Greenough around the year 1840 is located in a niche across from the entrance to the visitors area of the Senate Chamber of the Massachusetts State House. The sculpture is probably modelled after a bust of Franklin by Giuseppi Ceracci. It shows the head and shoulders of Franklin without additional ornamentation. The bust rests on a circular tapered plinth which sits on a 2 foot square by 2 foot tall marble base. The base is inscribed with the name FRANKLIN.

The sculpture was given to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by Horatio S. Greenough, the son of the sculptor, in 1898.

Location Type: Portrait/Statue

Property Type: Public

Fee required: no

Location Notes:
The Massachusetts State House is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm. All visitors must enter through the General Hooker entrance.

Reference Web Site: Not listed

Established Date: Not listed

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