Steel engraving of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Thomas Phillibrown in the winter of 1851 from the Cephas Thompson oil painting, p. 32 of Portraits of Nathaniel Hawthorne: An Iconcography by Rita Gollin (courtesy of Northern Illinois UP)

According to Rita Gollin, this is the "[f]irst known engraved portrait" and "was commissioned by Ticknor and Company, who published it as the frontispiece to their two-volume revised edition of Twice-told Tales, issued 8 March 1851" (32). Gollin also notes that "[p]rints[were]given to Hawthorne's friends, including Melville" (32).
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