Frances Appleton Longfellow by Rowse, 1859

Contributed by Longfellow National Historic Site


This portrait of Fanny Appleton Longfellow, Henry's second wife, was done by Samuel Rowse in 1859. The drawing hangs, as it did when Henry was alive, over the fireplace in the Gold Ring Room, Henry Longfellow's bedroom at Craigie House in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This is the portrait of Fanny to which Longfellow referred in his poem "The Cross of Snow."

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About This Item

  • Title: Frances Appleton Longfellow by Rowse, 1859
  • Creator: Rowse, Samuel Worcester
  • Creation Date: 1859
  • Subject Date: 1859
  • Town: Cambridge
  • County: Middlesex
  • State: MA
  • Media: chalk on paper
  • Dimensions: 62.8 cm x 50.8 cm
  • Local Code: LONG 2895
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Longfellow National Historic Site
105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 876-4491

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