Alfred Lord Tennyson

William Jeffrey


Albumen carte-de-visite

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

National Portrait Gallery, London NPG Ax30389 no 3

Given by Algernon Graves, 1916

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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