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Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Francis John Williamson, 1893 -NPG 1178 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Francis John Williamson
35 in. (889 mm) high
NPG 1178

Inscriptionback to top

Incised below the shoulders: TENNYSON and on the back of the socle: F. J. WILLIAMSON SC/ESHER. 1893.

This portraitback to top

This is related to the original marble bust of Tennyson by Williamson of 1893 in the Guildhall Art Gallery, exhibited RA, 1894 (1778), reproduced Cassell's Royal Academy Pictures (1894), p 30, of which there is a replica at Windsor Castle. Another plaster cast is in the Usher Art Gallery, Lincoln.

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Presented by the artist, 1898.

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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