Yes, according to Leslie Myrick, it is Edward Ringwood Hewitt.
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Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site
37352 Shrine Rd
Stoutsville, MO 65283
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From: Mark Twain Forum <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Paul Schullery
Sent: Monday, May 25, 2020 2:26 PM
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Subject: Re: Sketch of Mark Twain
Do you happen to know if that’s Edward Ringwood Hewitt, or some other “R.”? He is of considerable interest in other non-Twainian historical realms.
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> On May 25, 2020, at 11:14 AM, Bodine, Marianne <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I'm sorry the picture did not go through, but Harriet Smith of the Mark Twain Project has identified it for me just now. The portrait was taken in 1889 by Edward R. Hewitt in New York City, and was engraved by someone named Harley, possibly John Harley. I will try to get my computer set up to accurately send images in the future.
> Marianne Bodine
> Interpretive Resource Specialist II
> Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site
> 37352 Shrine Rd
> Stoutsville, MO 65283
> Historic Site Office: 573- 565-3449
> Fax: 573-565-3718