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.
About This Item
- Title: Longfellow's Three Daughters
- Creator: Thomas Buchanan Read
- Creation Date: 1859
- Subject Date: 1859
- Location: Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA
- Media: Oil on canvas
- Dimensions: 129.4 cm x 102.2 cm
- Local Code: LONG 4324
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1886--Family
- Longfellow, Anne Allegra--Portraits
- Longfellow, Edith--Portraits
- Longfellow, Alice Mary--Portraits
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105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
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