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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas. Photography by Dwight Primiano.
Title:

Richa Franks


Artist: Attributed to Gerardus Duyckinck I (1695 - 1746)
Date: ca. 1735
Dimensions:
44 13/16 x 35 11/16 in. (113.8 x 90.6 cm)
Framed: 51 3/4 in. × 42 3/8 in. × 3 in.
Medium: Oil on canvas
Credit Line: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, 2005.11
On View
Accession Number: 2005.11
Provenancecommissioned by the Franks Family; by descent to Captain Naphtali Taylor Phillips [1868-1955], by 1896; given to American Jewish Historical Society, 1952; to (Sotheby's Inc., New York, NY), 2005; purchased by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR, 2005
Label TextRicha Franks was the daughter of Abigail Levy and Jacob Franks, who lived in eighteenth century New York City as prominent members of a small, but important, Jewish community. This portrait, along with the others depicting family members (on view in a nearby gallery), is among the earliest examples of Jewish portraiture in Colonial America.
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