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The Hanging of the Crane

Illustrated by Mary Hallock Foote (American, 1847–1938), Illustrated by Thomas Moran (American (born in England), 1837–1926), Decoration designed by John J. Harley (American, 19th century), Engraved by Andrew Varick Stout Anthony (American, 1835–1906), Engraved by William James Linton (American (born in England), 1812–1898), Author Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (American, 1807–1882), Publisher James R. Osgood & Co. (American, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Catalogue Raisonné

Hamilton, Early American Book Illustrators, no. 1098


Overall: 22.1 x 16 x 2.1 cm (8 11/16 x 6 5/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 42 wood engravings

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1875) 22.1 cm; x, [11]-64 pp.; original black- and gilt-stamped green cloth.

Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1875


Inscribed on preliminary leaf in graphite "To Nellie / Christmas 1874"; acquired in 1929 by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to the MFA, November 17, 1937.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent