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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, by Oscar Gustave Rejlander, early 1860s - NPG x12998 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Oscar Gustave Rejlander
albumen print, early 1860s
3 5/8 in. x 2 in. (91 mm x 51 mm) image size
acquired
Photographs Collection
NPG x12998


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At about the time of this photograph, Tennyson received his first audience with Queen Victoria at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight. The queen described the meeting in her journal, noting that he was 'very peculiar looking, tall, dark, with a fine head, long black flowing hair and a beard-oddly dressed, but there is no affectation about him'. Prince Albert had died the previous year and the queen thanked Tennyson for the comfort that she had found in reading In Memoriam.

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