Franklin at versailles

7. Franklin's Reception at Versailles

Above the fireplace in the front parlor you’ll find copy of a lithograph of Ben Franklin’s reception at the court in France in 1778.  It shows Franklin with several high members of the French court but the artist wanted you to focus on Franklin specifically.  If you look closely, all the other faces are the same.  Their clothing is detailed but their faces are the same while Franklin’s clothes are plain and his face is in great detail.  Thus working to draw your attention to Ben.

1. Governor's Mansion Museum
  1. 2. The Governor's Mansion Building
  2. 3. James Wright Gordon
  3. 4. Marshall's Capitol History
  4. 5. Knickerbocker Wedding Dress
  5. 6. Hair Wreath
  6. 7. Franklin's Reception at Versailles