Marble; 20' high. Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA.
The sculptor, James Earle Fraser (1876 – 1953), describes his work:
I have conceived of Franklin as a massive figure, tranquil in body, with latent power in his hands, but with an inquisitive expression in the movement of his head and with the alertness of his eyes, ready to turn the full force of his keen mind on any problem that concerned life. I chose to depict him in the fullness of his life, wise with experience, but still strong in his curiosity in the future.