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Alfred, Lord Tennyson

(1809-1892), Poet Laureate

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 95 portraits
Born in Lincolnshire, Tennyson studied in Louth before attending Trinity College, Cambridge. His early life and poetry were greatly affected by the unexpected death of his friend Arthur Hallam, his elegy to whom, In Memoriam, secured his fame. Tennyson was Britain's longest-serving Poet Laureate and the most popular poet of his age. On being awarded a barony by Queen Victoria in 1833, he became the first British writer to be raised to the Peerage. Tennyson’s poetry is celebrated for its lyricism and psychological intensity. His Arthurian poems such as The Lady of Shalott (1832) and Idylls of the King (1859) inspired Pre-Raphaelite artists, while those in dialect retain the language of his Lincolnshire youth.

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by James Mudd, published by  Cundall, Downes & Co - NPG x26790

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by James Mudd, published by Cundall, Downes & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 1861
NPG x26790

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by James Mudd, published by  Cundall, Downes & Co - NPG x197558

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by James Mudd, published by Cundall, Downes & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 1861
NPG x197558

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by James Mudd, published by  Cundall, Downes & Co - NPG x13230

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by James Mudd, published by Cundall, Downes & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 1861
NPG x13230

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by James Mudd - NPG x13231

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by James Mudd
albumen carte-de-visite, 1861
NPG x13231

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by William Jeffrey - NPG Ax7313

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by William Jeffrey
albumen print, 1862 or 1865
NPG Ax7313

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG Ax7505

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, after 1862
NPG Ax7505

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by William Jeffrey - NPG x13249

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by William Jeffrey
albumen print on card mount, circa 1862
NPG x13249

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by William Jeffrey - NPG x26792

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by William Jeffrey
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1862
NPG x26792

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by William Jeffrey - NPG x26793

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by William Jeffrey
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1862
NPG x26793

'Upwards of five hundred photographic portraits of the most celebrated personages of the age', by Frederick Holland Mares, after  Disdéri, and  Camille Silvy, and  Duroni & Murer, and  Émile Desmaisons, and  John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and  Herbert Watkins, and  William Edward Kilburn, and  Horatio Nelson King, and  John & Charles Watkins, and  James  - NPG x139661

'Upwards of five hundred photographic portraits of the most celebrated personages of the age'

by Frederick Holland Mares, after Disdéri, and Camille Silvy, and Duroni & Murer, and Émile Desmaisons, and John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and Herbert Watkins, and William Edward Kilburn, and Horatio Nelson King, and John & Charles Watkins, and James
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG x139661

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax18247

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1864
NPG Ax18247

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x3686

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1864
NPG x3686

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax160623

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen cabinet card, 1864
NPG Ax160623

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x197394

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen print, (1864)
NPG x197394

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by William Jeffrey - NPG Ax30389

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by William Jeffrey
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865
NPG Ax30389

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax30390

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865
NPG Ax30390

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax17800

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865
NPG Ax17800

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax18220

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865
NPG Ax18220

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Julia Margaret Cameron - NPG x18053

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen print on gold-edged cabinet, May 1865
NPG x18053

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