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Franklin Returns to Philadelphia  Picture Discussion  What is happening in this painting? Which colors are similar to colors Ferris has used before? Where is the light coming from based on the sails of the ship in the water? What do you suppose the large open box is for? Who do you suppose it is for? Who will be carrying it? Which of all of Ferris’ paintings is your favorite? What do you like about that painting? Which is your least favorite. What did you not like about that painting?  Picture Study Activity  It seems that Farris had a great love for ships. If you were a painter and wanted to always include your favorite thing in the painting, what would that thing be? On watercolor paper, draw a picture of anything you like, but be sure to include your favorite thing somewhere in the picture.  History of this Painting  Franklin left for France soon after the revolution started to enlist the financial and military support for the American Revolution. He returns with success. France would help America become a free and independent nation. Benjamin Franklin, Richard Bache, his wife Sarah, Franklin’s daughter, and her son Benjamin Franklin Bache are pictured. Franklin is greeted by Judge Thomas McKean, who stands on the right. A sedan chair with two African American porters awaits Franklin on the left

Franklin Returns to Philadelphia 

 
Picture Discussion 
 
What is happening in this painting? Which colors are similar to colors Ferris has used before? Where is the light coming from based on the sails of the ship in the water? What do you suppose the large open box is for? Who do you suppose it is for? Who will be carrying it? Which of all of Ferris’ paintings is your favorite? What do you like about that painting? Which is your least favorite. What did you not like about that painting? 
 
Picture Study Activity 
 
It seems that Farris had a great love for ships. If you were a painter and wanted to always include your favorite thing in the painting, what would that thing be? On watercolor paper with a pencil, draw a picture of anything you like, but be sure to include your favorite thing somewhere in the picture. Outline your pencil drawing with pen. Use watercolors to paint your picture.
 
History of this Painting 
 
Franklin left for France soon after the revolution started to enlist the financial and military support for the American Revolution. He returns with success. France would help America become a free and independent nation. Benjamin Franklin, Richard Bache, his wife Sarah, Franklin’s daughter, and her son Benjamin Franklin Bache are pictured. Franklin is greeted by Judge Thomas McKean, who stands on the right. A sedan chair with two African American porters awaits Franklin on the left