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Tennyson, Alfred, Lord (1809-1892)

Auction:
2300
Lot:
169
Sold for:
$3,290$2,800

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2300
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 30, 2005 11:00AM

Description:

Tennyson, Alfred, Lord (1809-1892), Signed large format portrait photograph by Julia Margaret Cameron, [1865], signed and inscribed by Cameron, "From Life Registered Photograph Copyright Julia Margaret Cameron, Freshwater, I(sle) of W(ight), tombstone shaped format, 10 by 8 in., framed. Note: According to Mike Weaver in Whisper of the Muse: The Overstone Album & Other Photographs by Julia Margaret Cameron, J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, 1986, "Abbot Samson, the 12th century hero of Carlyle's Past and Present, may be the source of the portrait of Alfred Tennyson with a book. This picture has become known as 'The Dirty Monk,' possibly because Tennyson saw at once how Cameron had treated him, and made a joke out of it."
Estimate $1,500-2,000

Keywords

Alfred Tennyson, Julia Margaret Cameron, Mike Weaver, Malibu, J. Paul Getty Museum, Past and Present, Photography

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