Portrait of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1862

Contributed by Bowdoin College Museum of Art


Bowdoin College received this portrait of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow created by G. P. A. Healy for Longfellow's publisher, James T. Fields, as a bequest from Mrs. Annie Louise Cary Raymond after her own patient 30-year wait to acquire it. George Healy knew the poet for many years, painting him at least three times and portraying Mrs. Longfellow and her sister as well.

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About This Item

  • Title: Portrait of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1862
  • Creator: George Peter Healy
  • Creation Date: 1862
  • Subject Date: 1862
  • Location: Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA
  • Media: Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 127 cm x 101.6 cm
  • Local Code: 1921.005
  • Object Type: Image

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