Alfred Tennyson, Poet Laureate

Alfred Tennyson, Poet Laureate

William Brodie, RSA, 1815-1881

c. 1855-57

Marble

Height: 31 inches (79 cm.)

Inscribed: "W. Brodie R.S.A."

Exhibited: RA, 1857 (1354)

The bust is believed to have been commissioned by Tennyson's old friend Robert Monteigh of Carstairs near Glasgow. According to Emily Tennyson's Journal, Brodie was at Farringford between about December 12th and 21st 1855.