Text: Mary E. Phillips, “Illustration,” Edgar Allan Poe: The Man (1926), illustration, vol. I, p. 641




From colored crayon portraint (dated “1840” in W. J. High's duplicate of original) by Oscar Halling, owned by the late Mrs. John Prentis Poe

Copyright permission of General Edgar Allan Poe, Baltimore, Md.



In his book on Poe portrature, Michael Deas notes that the Oscar Halling portrait was completed in 1868. He also notes that it is based on the daguerreotype by William Pratt, taken in 1849, not 1840.


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