Alfred Tennyson, by Thomas Woolner

Alfred Tennyson

Thomas Woolner

Marble

1857

Poet's Corner

Westminster Abbey

London

Tennyson, still young and as yet untitled, is seen here in a replica of a bust at Trinity College, Cambridge (see Read 65). The replica was originally executed by Woolner himself for Charles Jenner, of Jenner's Department Store, Princes Street, Edinburgh. Jenner later donated it to the Abbey (see the commentary on Jenner's). It was placed near the poet's gravestone in Poet's Corner in 1895.

Woolner's other portraits of Tennyson

  • Medallion, 1856
  • Bust, 1873
  • Photograph by George P. Landow 2011, and text by Jacqueline Banerjee.

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