Alfred Lord Tennyson

John Jabez Edwin Mayall

1870s

Albumen carte-de-visite

3 5/8 x 2 3/8 inches (92 mm x 60 mm)

National Portrait Gallery, London NPG x12997

Acquired Harrison Collection, 1952

Mayall, Jeffrey, Mudd and Rejlander were all professional photographers who made images of Tennyson and his family with their consent. Further compliance and even intimacy is implied by the fact that Mayall and Rejlander were invited into the family home at Farringford. — Jim Cheshire

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