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Alfred, Lord Tennyson

(1809-1892), Poet Laureate

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 96 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 1883, 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 Julia Margaret Cameron - NPG x18024

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen print, arched top, May 1865
NPG x18024

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Julia Margaret Cameron - NPG x44991

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen print, May 1865
NPG x44991

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Julia Margaret Cameron, published by  T. Fisher Unwin - NPG Ax29131

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Julia Margaret Cameron, published by T. Fisher Unwin
photogravure, published 1893 (May 1865)
NPG Ax29131

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Julia Margaret Cameron - NPG x18023

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen print, May 1865
NPG x18023

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by William Jeffrey - NPG x5887

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by William Jeffrey
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865
NPG x5887

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Julia Margaret Cameron, published by  T. Fisher Unwin - NPG Ax29132

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Julia Margaret Cameron, published by T. Fisher Unwin
photogravure, published 1893 (1866)
NPG Ax29132

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x12996

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, late 1860s
NPG x12996

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x26799

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1860s
NPG x26799

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Julia Margaret Cameron - NPG x44992

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Julia Margaret Cameron
carbon print, 1867
NPG x44992

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x126171

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Elliott & Fry
vintage print, late 1860s
NPG x126171

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x126801

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Elliott & Fry
carbon print, late 1860s
NPG x126801

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Julia Margaret Cameron - NPG x18054

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen print on gold-edged cabinet, 1869
NPG x18054

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by J.J. Waddington Ltd, after  Julia Margaret Cameron - NPG x26789

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG Ax11942

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1870
NPG Ax11942

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG Ax39844

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1870
NPG Ax39844

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG Ax46262

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1870
NPG Ax46262

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x26794

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1870
NPG x26794

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x26795

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1870
NPG x26795

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x26796

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1870
NPG x26796

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Unknown photographer - NPG x26798

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG x26798

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