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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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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
woodburytype, published 1883
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Henry Herschel Hay Cameron (later The Cameron Studio)
photogravure, 1888
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Walker & Boutall, and John Jabez Edwin Mayall
photogravure
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by James Stephenson, published by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi, Scott & Co, after George Frederic Watts
line engraving, published 1 February 1862
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Julien M., printed by Lemercier, published by Henry Graves & Co, published by Victor Delarue, after Oscar Gustave Rejlander
lithograph, published August 1863
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by James Stephenson, after George Frederic Watts
line engraving, published 1874
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Sir Hubert von Herkomer, published by Goupil & Co
etching, published 1 December 1879
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

after A. Forestier, after Elliott & Fry
photolithograph, published 19 January 1884
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Sir Hubert von Herkomer, published by Berlin Photographic Co
photogravure, published 1901
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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Unknown artist
watercolour
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