Henry Theodore Tuckerman was an American writer, essayist and critic.
Tuckerman was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He was a sympathetic and delicate critic, with a graceful style. He wrote extensively both in prose and verse. He travelled much in Italy, which influenced his choice of subjects in his earlier writings. These include The Italian Sketch-book, Isabel, or Sicily: A Pilgrimage; two volumes of verse, Poems and A Sheaf of Verse; Thoughts on the Poets, The Book of the Artists, Leaves from the Diary of a Dreamer, etc. He was prominent in the literary life of New York City after 1845.