Hi Tim et al.
The Edgar Allan Poe alleged self-portrait as well as the one of his childhood love, Sarah Elmira Royster, are dubious at best and are probably not by Poe.
"This nineteenth-century drawing of an unidentified man. . . was once believed to be a self-portrait of Edgar Allan Poe. The likeness, supposedly completed in 1845, carries a forged signature in the upper left corner: 'Edgar A. Poe.' It is one of three drawings, all erroneously attributed to Poe, that were reportedly discovered in Italy sometime before 1930. . . . Accompanying the portrait were two other drawings, said to be sketches by Poe of his childhood sweetheart, Sarah Elmira Royster, and his wife, Virginia Clemm Poe."
From the Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore
The design for the cover to The Stylus
, a literary journal that Poe had hoped to publish but for which he failed to gain financial backing, is
by Poe but not the other supposed artworks.