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Picturing Henry

Portrait of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1881

Portrait of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1881

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Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Longfellow's son Ernest painted this portrait of his father.

Bowdoin College, where Longfellow studied and taught, commissioned the painting.

This is one of the last portraits done of Longfellow for which he sat in person. Ernest painted it in 1881.


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