The amazing web site of Shakespeare's Sonnets,
Portrait of Tennyson.
This is part of the web site of Shakespeare's
Portrait of Alfred Lord Tennyson.
(In 1851) .... he rented and afterwards
bought a little house and farm called Farringford, near Freshwater, in the
Isle of Wight. It was a beautiful place ringed round with ilexes and cedars,
and in it Tennyson and his wife lived a happy, simple life. The laureate
might often have been seen sweeping up the leaves, or laying fresh gravel
on the garden walks.
This portrait of Tennyson is not available elsewhere,
and hence is included on the Sonnets web site, though not strictly speaking
relevant to the theme. A rather whacky example of portraiture is it not?