Manuscript Vertical Files 

Collection Number: MVF 11-13

Accession Number: 0304-266

Item(s): A section of Christian Schussele’s painting "Washington Irving and His Literary Friends at Sunnyside," 1863.


Donor: Irving Public Library

Date Received: August 22, 2004

Literary Rights Statement: 

Permission to publish from the collection must be obtained from the Irving Archives, Irving Public Library.


     The file contains a section of the painting "Washington Irving and His Literary Friends at Sunnyside." It is a 5 in. x 5¾ in. picture showing Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Nathaniel Parker Willis, William H. Prescott, Washington Irving, James Kirke Paulding, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Cullen Bryant, John Pendleton Kennedy, James Fenimore Cooper, and George Bancroft standing and seated around a room. The original painting is by Christian Schussele in 1863.