Portrait of Benjamin Franklin
Anne-Rosalie Bocquet Filleul, French, 1752 - 1794
Filleul and her husband were on friendly terms with Benjamin Franklin, who may have sat for this portrait as a personal favor. In 1779 Louis Jacques Cathelin (1738-1804) made an engraving after the painting that was published the same year by Filleul's father, Blaise Bocquet. The map on the table is labeled PHILADELPHIA.