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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson (1809-1892), Poet Laureate

Sitter in 91 portraits
Born in Somersby, Lincolnshire, Tennyson was educated in Louth before attending Trinity College, Cambridge. His early life and poetry was greatly affected by the unexpected death of his close friend and prospective brother-in-law, Arthur Hallam, to whom Tennyson dedicated his 'In Memoriam'. Some of the best-known poems include 'The Charge of the Light Brigade', 'The Lady of Shalott' and the 'Idylls of the King', while those in dialect retain the language of his Lincolnshire youth. Tennyson was Britain's longest-serving Poet Laureate, from 1850 until his death forty-two years later. A great favourite of Queen Victoria, she awarded him a barony in 1883.

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D6942

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Vincent Brooks, after a photograph by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
line engraving, (1864)
NPG D6942

D6943

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1866
NPG D6943

D34498

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Thomas Oldham Barlow, published by Fine Art Society Ltd, after Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt
mixed-method engraving, published 1 May 1882 (1881)
NPG D34498

D537

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Harry Edwin
silhouette, circa 1887-1895
NPG D537

D34497

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Sir Francis Job ('Frank') Short, after George Frederic Watts
mezzotint, 1903 (1859)
NPG D34497

x197558

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by James Mudd, published by Cundall, Downes & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 1861
NPG x197558

Ax7313

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by William Jeffrey
albumen print, 1862 or 1865
NPG Ax7313

Ax160623

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen cabinet card, 1864
NPG Ax160623

x197394

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen print, (1864)
NPG x197394

Ax29131

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Julia Margaret Cameron
photogravure, 1865
NPG Ax29131

Ax38687

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865
NPG Ax38687

x20687

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865
NPG x20687

x20688

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865
NPG x20688

x20689

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865
NPG x20689

x26791

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865
NPG x26791

Ax29132

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Julia Margaret Cameron
photogravure, 1866
NPG Ax29132

x44992

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Julia Margaret Cameron
carbon print, 1867
NPG x44992

x26789

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by J.J. Waddington Ltd, after Julia Margaret Cameron
photogravure, (1869)
NPG x26789

x26786

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Herbert Rose Barraud
albumen cabinet card, late 1882
NPG x26786

x26787

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Walker & Boutall, after Herbert Rose Barraud
photogravure, (1882)
NPG x26787