Alfred Lord Tennyson

William Jeffrey

c. 1862

Albumen carte-de-visite

3 x 2 1/8 inches (89 mm x 54 mm)

National Portrait Gallery, London NPG x26793

Given by Christopher Geoffrey Woolner, 1975

William Jeffrey, a little known or researched practitioner, seems to have been adopted by the Tennyson family as their photographer of choice, appearing several times in Emily Tennyson’s diary and later described by Tennyson as ‘my good honest friend Jeffrey’. — Jim Cheshire

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