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Henry W. Longfellow.

  • ARTIST: William Marshall

  • PUBLISHER: Published by George Barrie, Philadelphia.

  • MEDIUM: Engraving.

    DATE: 1881

  • EDITION SIZE: Image 25 3/4 x 19 1/2" (650 x 495 mm) plus margins.

  • DESCRIPTION: William Edgar Marshall (1837-1906), was a New York born painter and engraver. Marshall's reputation as one the 19th century's foremost portrait engravers was cemented with his 1866 image of Abraham Lincoln. Towards the end of this career, based in New York City, he took advantage social contacts and the "cult of celebrity" to secure commissions from noted dignataries of the day. This portrait of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was published the year of the poet's death. The image is surrouned by vignettes of Longfellow's epic poem "Song of Hiawatha".

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Signed in pencil by William E. Marshall lower right.

  • CONDITION: Good condition, save for water staining in the top margin. A strong impression.