The Public Poet

Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow (?)  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his study..  Drawing, pencil on paper, ca. 1851.


Courtesy National Park Service, Longfellow National Historic Site LONG 19837

This sketch, drawn most likely by a very young Erny, shows Longfellow standing beside his upright writing desk. Note Erny's attempt to include the plaster statuette of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.