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Washington Irving and His Literary Friends at Sunnyside.
Original Author: Christian Schussele and Felix Octavius Darley, artists
Created: 1864
Medium: Engraving

Washington Irving and His Literary Friends at Sunnyside.

This engraving, based on an oil painting by the artists Christian Schussele and Felix O. C. Darley, depicts an imaginary gathering of the leading early nineteenth-century literary men of the United States inside Sunnyside, the Hudson River home of the writer Washington Irving (seated at center). The writers portrayed are, from left to right, Henry T. Tuckerman, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., William Gilmore Simms, Fitz-Greene Halleck, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Nathaniel Parker Willis, William H. Prescott, Irving, James Kirke Paulding, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Cullen Bryant, John Pendleton Kennedy, James Fenimore Cooper, and George Bancroft.

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