Stephen Longfellow IV, Washington, D.C., 1824

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Stephen Longfellow IV, Washington, D.C., 1824

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Charles Bird King (1785-1862) painted this portrait of Stephen Longfellow IV in 1824 in Washington, D.C.

Longfellow, the father of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, was serving in Congress at the time.

King, born in Newport, Rhode Island, began studying portrait painting at the age of 15. He studied in New York and London until settling in Washington. He ran his own studio and was well known for his Native American portraiture and works of politicians.

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About This Item

  • Title: Stephen Longfellow IV, Washington, D.C., 1824
  • Creator: King, Charles Bird
  • Creation Date: 1824
  • Subject Date: 1824
  • Town: Washington
  • State: DC
  • Media: oil on canvas, gilded wood frame
  • Dimensions: 93 cm x 27 cm
  • Local Code: A85-311
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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