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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 Harry Edwin - NPG D537

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Harry Edwin
silhouette, circa 1887-1895
NPG D537

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Sir Hubert von Herkomer, published by  Berlin Photographic Co - NPG D40524

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Sir Hubert von Herkomer, published by Berlin Photographic Co
photogravure, published 1901
NPG D40524

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Sir Francis Job ('Frank') Short, after  George Frederic Watts - NPG D34497

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by William Jeffrey
albumen print, 1862 or 1865
NPG Ax7313

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
woodburytype, published 1883
NPG x31033

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Hallam Tennyson, 2nd Baron Tennyson; Emily Sarah (née Sellwood), Lady Tennyson; Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Henry Herschel Hay Cameron (later The Cameron Studio)
albumen print, 1890
NPG x7955

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Walker & Boutall, and John Jabez Edwin Mayall
photogravure
NPG x26797

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by James Stephenson, after George Frederic Watts
line engraving, published 1874
NPG D20483

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Unknown artist
watercolour
NPG D111

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