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Walt Whitman

Artist
George Collins Cox, 1851 - 1902
Sitter
Walt Whitman, 31 May 1819 - 26 Mar 1892
Date
1887
Type
Photograph
Medium
Platinum print
Dimensions
Image: 22.1 x 18.4cm (8 11/16 x 7 1/4")
Mat: 55.9 x 40.6cm (22 x 16")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Feinberg
Object number
NPG.76.98
Exhibition Label
Whitman admired the effect of this photograph by George Cox, calling it The Laughing Philosopher. He sent a copy to Alfred, Lord Tennyson, poet laureate of England, who responded that he "liked it much-oh! so much."
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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