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3 Revolutionary War/Colonial Era related engraved portraits. 1st item: BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, NE A BOSTON DANS LA NOUVELLE ANGLETERRE, LE 17 JANVIER 1706. This is a life time portrait on hand laid paper, published before his 1790 death by Desrayes and Le Beau, Paris. Image 6-1/2" x 4-3/8", sheet 10-1/2" x 7-3/8". Excellent condition. 2nd item: Portrait of Silas Deane, drawn from life by Du Simitiere in Philadelphia, Engraved by B. I. Prevost at Paris / No. 9. Left facing bust in oval, may be proof before title, late 18th century, likely published in London. Image 4-7/8" x 3-3/8", sheet 7-1/8" x 5". Light crease, some foxing. Silas Deane (1739-1789) was an American Revolutionary Period patriot and statesman from Connecticut. He was a member of the Continental Congress, sent to France as a diplomatic agent to raise funds for the revolution. He recruited many military notables for the American cause, including Lafayette, Steuben, and Pulaski. He was falsely accused of financial irregularities and resigned in 1778 due to this political infighting. 3rd item: THOMAS PAINE. Secretaire du congress au department de affaires estrangeres…auteur du Sens commun…//Rue de Theatre Francais No.4 // pient par Ped a Philadelphia // Defsine par f. Bonneville // Garve par Sanders. Stipple engraving of Paine (1737-1809) published in Paris during the period 1777-1779 when he was Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs in Philadelphia. His 1776 publication "Common Sense," which presented his ideas for American Independence, helped inspire the American Revolution. He later became an active supporter of the French Revolution. Image: 3- 5/8" x 2-7/8" , sheet 9-3/4" x 6-1/4". Light grime, some creases to lower half. CONDITION: See item description.