Longfellow's Three Daughters
Contributed by Longfellow National Historic Site
Triple portrait showing Longfellow's three daughters: Annie Allegra aged about 4 to the right front; Edith aged about 6 to the left, and Alice Mary aged about 9 to the right rear. This painting was engraved and widely distributed as an illustration for Longfellow's poem "The Children's Hour." Because of the awkward composition, a rumor circulated that Annie was born without arms.
- Title: Longfellow's Three Daughters
- Creator: Read, Thomas Buchanan
- Creation Date: 1859
- Subject Date: 1859
- Town: Cambridge
- County: Middlesex
- State: MA
- Media: oil on canvas
- Dimensions (cm): 129.4 x 102.2
- Local Code: LONG 4324
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:
Longfellow National Historic Site
105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
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