Alfred Lord Tennyson

Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-79)

c.1865

Albumen print

9 3/8 in. x 7 3/4 in. (237 mm x 199 mm)

© National Portrait Gallery, London (NPG P285)

Purchased 1984

Julia Cameron was a great admirer, close friend and for about fifteen years a neighbour of Tennyson, and shows him here with his sons Hallam, the future 2nd Baron Tennyson, Governor General of Australia and biographer (1852-1928), and Lionel, who died in early manhood after a visit to India (1854-1886). [Commentary continues below; click on the image to enlarge it, and mouse over the text for links.]

Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery