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Portrait of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Eastman Johnson, 1846

Contributed by Longfellow National Historic Site

Henry Longfellow commisioned Eastman Johnson to do portraits of several of his friends and family members. These include Charles Sumner, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Cornelius C. Felton, Anne Longfellow Pierce, Mary Longfellow Greenleaf, and Charles and Ernest Longfellow. All of these portraits hang in the Vassall/Craigie/Longfellow House today.

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  • Title: Portrait of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Eastman Johnson, 1846
  • Creator: Johnson, Eastman
  • Creation Date: 1846
  • Subject Date: 1846
  • Town: Boston
  • County: Suffolk
  • State: MA
  • Media: crayon and chalk on tan wove paper
  • Dimensions (cm): 68.5 x 59 x 2.8
  • Local Code: LONG 544
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Longfellow National Historic Site
105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 876-4491
http://www.nps.gov/long/

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