Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen print, May 1865
9 1/8 in. x 7 1/4 in. (233 mm x 183 mm)
Given by Royal Historical Society, 1952
Photographs Collection
NPG x44991

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  • Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879), Pioneer photographer. Artist associated with 113 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.

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Tennyson's home from 1853, Farringford house at Freshwater on the Isle of Wight, made him a close neighbour of Julia Margaret Cameron and she photographed him and his family on a number of occasions. Tennyson famously referred to this portrait of him as that showing the 'Dirty Monk'.