NPG 1251 (1b)

 

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Letter from Alfred Tennyson to G.F. Watts, dated 27 December 1872, telling the artist that he and other friends of James Martineau desire that he should paint Martineau.
  Letter render justly: he himself knows nothing of this earnest desire among his friends and admirers, to have him added to your historical gallery. Pray revolve it in your mind & let me if possible have a favourable answer.

Your house here promises to be a very handsome one. Shall we see you here next