February 15th, 2010

ben franklin

I had an amazing weekend seeing some of my best out-of-town friend, from Tokyo and Brussels, and then came back to a very hard day at work with lots of things going wrong, so I drew a picture of Benjamin Franklin to cheer myself up.

My friend Laura and I saw this portrait of him on some French china when we cottoned on to a hilariously funny tour by a guide at The Wallace Collection. Apparently the French thought revolutionary Ben was the dude to know, and they had a great time fêting him when he was in town because it pissed off the English so badly.
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