Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue
Sir John Tenniel (1820-1914), Cartoonist and illustrator
Tenniel’s appearance was described as follows:
He was tall, slim, and upright, clean-shaven, except for long and drooping moustaches, quietly courteous and dignified, with a peculiarly distinguished voice. 
And in later years:
His eyes had a fierce sort of flash in them, and his long moustaches, his hawk’s nose, and his healthy complexion, burnt in as it were, by the suns and winds and rains of many marches, all added to the illusion [of a cavalry colonel]. He held himself, too, as straight as a dart, and his speech was soldierly and downright. 
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