River Landscape

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Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow

The second son of iconic poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Ernest considered a career as a military engineer before pursuing a successful career as an artist. This work depicting the Moose River in Maine belonged to Ernest's sister Alice. She often went on camping trips to the Maine woods, including a trip to the Moose River in 1877.

Oil on canvas. H 46, W 57.9 cm
Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site, LONG 4605