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Portrait of Mama, Fanny Appleton Longfellow, 1860

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Portrait of Mama, Fanny Appleton Longfellow, 1860 / Longfellow National Historic Site

Erny is a budding artist. His portraits of the family and sketches of Cambridge are only the beginning of an artistic career. One summer in Newport, when Erny was ten, he watched an artist at work. He borrowed some paints and brushes and created his first picture in oils of a sailboat in a rough sea.

 

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