Portrait of Sophia Peabody, Hawthorne's wife, signed "JA" on the back and so attributed to either Joseph Alexander Ames or J. Francis Alexander NOTE: The House of the Seven Gables has recently determined that this is NOT Sophia Peabody.

(courtesy of The House of the Seven Gables Historic Site) close window
citation: http://www.hawthorneinsalem.org/images/fullpageimage.php?name=MMD78