Stephen Longfellow IV, Portland, ca. 1801

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Stephen Longfellow IV, Portland, ca. 1801

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Stephen Longfellow IV (1776-1849), a Portland lawyer, had his miniature painted about 1801, when he was betrothed to Elizabeth Wadsworth (1779-1802). After her death, he married her sister, Zilpha Wadsworth. Among his children was Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the noted poet.

The miniature is attributed to John Roberts.

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About This Item

  • Title: Stephen Longfellow IV, Portland, ca. 1801
  • Creator: Roberts, John
  • Creation Date: circa 1801
  • Subject Date: circa 1801
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Watercolor on ivory
  • Dimensions: 7.6 cm x 6.2 cm
  • Local Code: A90-38
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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