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Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by William Henry Margetson; Herbert Rose Barraud, 1891, based on a work of 1882 -NPG 4343 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by William Henry Margetson, after a photograph by Herbert Rose Barraud
1891, based on a work of 1882
12 7/8 in. x 9 1/2 in. (327 mm x 241 mm)
NPG 4343

This portraitback to top

This grisaille water-colour was executed for the magazine, Black and White, 15 August 1891, p 230, as no.7 of a series called 'The Men of the Hour'. It is very close to, and almost certainly based on, a photograph by Barraud of 1882 (example in NPG). The Rev Hodgson inherited the portrait from his father.

Referenceback to top

NPG Annual Report, 1963-4 (1964), p 16.

Physical descriptionback to top

The colour scheme of this water-colour is restricted to whites, greys and blacks. Tennyson is shown in a black neck-tie, white shirt, black waistcoat, coat, cloak and hat.

Provenanceback to top

Presented by the Rev J. B. Hodgson, 1963.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.

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