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Alfred, Lord Tennyson

(1809-1892), Poet Laureate

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

Sitter in 95 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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Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x12997

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG x12997

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x45210

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1870
NPG x45210

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x139663

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1870
NPG x139663

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Herbert Rose Barraud - NPG x26785

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Herbert Rose Barraud
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1882
NPG x26785

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Herbert Rose Barraud - NPG x26786

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Walker & Boutall, after  Herbert Rose Barraud - NPG x26787

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall, published by  Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington - NPG Ax17709

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1883
NPG Ax17709

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Herbert Rose Barraud - NPG x26788

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Herbert Rose Barraud
carbon print, circa 1888
NPG x26788

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Henry Herschel Hay Cameron (later The Cameron Studio), published by  T. Fisher Unwin - NPG Ax29149

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Henry Herschel Hay Cameron (later The Cameron Studio), published by T. Fisher Unwin
photogravure, published 1893 (1888)
NPG Ax29149

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by  Richard Bentley & Son - NPG Ax5430

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Richard Bentley & Son
sepia carbon print, published 1888
NPG Ax5430

Various writers, historians and philanthropists, by and after Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax139908

Various writers, historians and philanthropists

by and after Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1890s
NPG Ax139908

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by  Ogden's - NPG x197047

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Ogden's
cigarette card, published circa 1894-1907
NPG x197047

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Henry Duff Linton, after  Edmond Morin - NPG D6944

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Henry Duff Linton, after Edmond Morin
wood engraving, circa 1845-1855
NPG D6944

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by James Stephenson, published by  Paul and Dominic Colnaghi, Scott & Co, after  George Frederic Watts - NPG D40522

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by James Stephenson, published by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi, Scott & Co, after George Frederic Watts
line engraving, published 1 February 1862
NPG D40522

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Julien M., printed by  Lemercier, published by  Henry Graves & Co, published by  Victor Delarue, after  Oscar Gustav Rejlander - NPG D40520

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Julien M., printed by Lemercier, published by Henry Graves & Co, published by Victor Delarue, after Oscar Gustav Rejlander
lithograph, published August 1863
NPG D40520

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Vincent Brooks, after a photograph by  London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG D6942

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, after Unknown artist - NPG D6943

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1866
NPG D6943

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson ('Men of the Day, No. 28.'), by Carlo Pellegrini - NPG D43493

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson ('Men of the Day, No. 28.')

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 22 July 1871
NPG D43493

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Sir Hubert von Herkomer, published by  Goupil & Co - NPG D40523

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Sir Hubert von Herkomer, published by Goupil & Co
etching, published 1 December 1879
NPG D40523

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Thomas Oldham Barlow, published by  Fine Art Society Ltd, after  Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt - NPG D34498

Alfred, Lord 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

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