Walt Whitman portrait



portait of Walt Whitman by Herbert Gilchrist

portrait of Walt Whitman by Herbert Herlakenden Gilchrist, 1887



The artist Herbert Gilchrist (1857-1914) was the son of Alexander Gilchrist (1828-1861) and Anne (Burrows) Gilchrist (1828-1885).

Alexander Gilchrist was the first biographer of William Blake.

Anne Gilchrist was a fervent admirer and would be lover of Walt Whitman and a writer and critic who was one of the first perceptive critics of Whitman’s poetry.






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