Monday, January 17, 2011

Awesomest Image du Jour XXIV

Happy Birthday, Benjamin Franklin...born 305 years ago today!


The painting -- Benjamin Franklin Drawing Electricity from the Sky -- is by Benjamin West (1738-1820), an Anglo-American painter who also happened to be a close friend of Franklin's.  It is in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

[Source: History.com; image source:  USHistory.org.]

"Benjamin Franklin Drawing Electricity from the Sky" by Benjamin West (1738-1820).