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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

(1809-1892), Poet Laureate

Sitter in 94 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 William Jeffrey
albumen print, 1862 or 1865
NPG Ax7313

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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

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

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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

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

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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

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

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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

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

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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

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

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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

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

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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

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

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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

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

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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
woodburytype, published 1883
NPG x31033

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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

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

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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

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

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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Unknown artist
watercolour
NPG D111

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