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

Sitter in 93 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 Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Herbert Rose Barraud
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1882
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Ax17709

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

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

x26788

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Herbert Rose Barraud
carbon print, circa 1888
NPG x26788

Ax29149

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

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

Ax5430

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

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

x197047

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

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

D6944

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

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

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

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

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

Ax7313

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by William Jeffrey
albumen print, 1862 or 1865
NPG Ax7313

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

x44992

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Julia Margaret Cameron
carbon print, 1867
NPG x44992

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