Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
S52
People
Edmonia Lewis, American (Green Bush, NY 1844 - 1907 London, England)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)
Title
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
bust, sculpture
Date
1871
Places
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Lazio, Rome
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Marble
Technique
Carved
Dimensions
73 x 40.5 x 31 cm (28 3/4 x 15 15/16 x 12 3/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: right side: EDMONIA LEWIS/ROMA 1871
  • inscription:
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard University Portrait Collection, 1872
Object Number
S52
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Timothy Anglin Burgard, "Edmonia Lewis & Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Images and Identities", American Art Review, vol. VII, no. 1, pp. 114-117, pp. 114-115, ill. p. 115

William Garrott Brown, A List of Portraits in the Various Buildings of Harvard University, Harvard University Library (Cambridge, MA, 1898), p. 27

H. Wade White, "Nineteenth Century American Sculpture at Harvard, a Glance at the Collection", Harvard Library Bulletin (Cambridge, MA, October 1970), vol. XVIII, no. 4, p. 364

Kenyon Castle Bolton, III, Peter G. Huenink, Earl A. Powell III, Harry Z. Rand, and Nanette C. Sexton, American Art at Harvard, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1972), cat. 61, ill.

Eleanor Tufts, "Edmonia Lewis, Afro-Indian Neo-Classicist", Art in America (1974)

Sandra Grindlay, "Harvard's Portraits: An American Treasure", Harvard University Art Museums Review (Fall 1992), vol. II, no. 1, pp. 6-7, p. 6, ill.

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., William H. Gerdts, Erica E. Hirshler, Fred Licht, and William L. Vance, The Lure of Italy: American Artists and the Italian Experience, 1760-1914, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston / Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (Boston, MA and New York, NY, 1992), pp. 242-243, cat. 39, ill.

John M. Hunisak, Castings, Casts and Replicas: Nineteenth-Century Sculpture from Europe and America in New England Collections, exh. cat., Middlebury College Museum of Art (Middlebury, VT, 1994), p. 132

Timothy Anglin Burgard, "Edmonia Lewis and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Images and Identities", brochure, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1995), cover, p. 11, cat. 48

Marceia Borden Lathou, Wildfire: The Life of Edmonia Lewis, Rizzoli International (New York, NY, 1995)

Exhibition History

American Art at Harvard, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/19/1972 - 06/18/1972

Black Bostonians: Community and Culture in the 19th and 20th Centuries, Boston Athenaeum, Boston, 02/15/1988 - 04/02/1988

The Lure of Italy: American Artists and the Italian Experience, 1760-1914, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 09/16/1992 - 12/13/1992; Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, 02/03/1993 - 04/11/1993; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, 05/16/1993 - 08/08/1993

Carvings, Casts, & Replicas: nineteenth-century sculpture from Europe & America in New England collections, Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, 09/22/1994 - 12/11/1994

Edmonia Lewis and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Images and Identities, Fogg Art Museum, 02/18/1995 - 05/03/1995

Re-View: S424-426 Western Art from 1560 to 1900, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 08/16/2008 - 06/18/2011

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