Barlow, Thomas Oldham (1824-1889) Washington Irving and His Literary Friends at Sunnyside
Thomas Oldham Barlow was an English mezzotint engraver. His engravings helped to popularize the works of painters such as John Phillip and Sir John Everett Millais. He was made a Royal Academician. In this print, Washington Irving is shown in the center of the image, among his “literary friends”; from left to right appears Henry Theodore Tuckerman, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., William Gilmore Simms, Fitz-Greene Halleck, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Nathaniel Parker Willis, William Hickling Prescott, (Irving), James Kirke Paulding, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Cullen Bryant, John Pendleton Kennedy, James Fenimore Cooper, George Bancroft.