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Photograph - Dedication page from 'Illustrations to Tennyson's Idylls of the King and Other Poems', vol. 1
  • Dedication page from 'Illustrations to Tennyson's Idylls of the King and Other Poems', vol. 1
    Tennyson, Alfred Lord,, born 1809 - died 1892
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Dedication page from 'Illustrations to Tennyson's Idylls of the King and Other Poems', vol. 1

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    London (printed)

  • Date:

    1875 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Tennyson, Alfred Lord,, born 1809 - died 1892 (poet)
    Cameron, Julia Margaret, born 1815 - died 1879 (photographer)
    Henry S. King & Co.
    Tennyson, Alfred Lord, (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Ink on paper

  • Credit Line:

    The Royal Photographic Society Collection at the V&A, acquired with the generous assistance of the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Art Fund

  • Museum number:

    RPS.1092:15-2017

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case XRP, shelf 104

In 1874, Julia Margaret Cameron's neighbor, and renowned poet, Alfred Tennyson suggested that Cameron create some illustrations for a new volume of his series of poems on Arthurian legends, "Idylls of the King." In the end, only three images were used, as woodcuts, but the full-size prints were later published in two volumes and were accompanied by excerpts from Tennyson's text and his signature. This is the dedication page from volume one.

Physical description

Printed dedication page in book of poems with photographic illustrations.

Place of Origin

London (printed)

Date

1875 (printed)

Artist/maker

Tennyson, Alfred Lord,, born 1809 - died 1892 (poet)
Cameron, Julia Margaret, born 1815 - died 1879 (photographer)
Henry S. King & Co.
Tennyson, Alfred Lord, (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Ink on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Dedicated / by gracious permission / to / Her Imperial and Royal Highness / Victoria / The Crown Princess of Germany and Prussia / Princess Royal, / by Julia Margaret Cameron / Freshwater Gate Isle of Wight Xmas 1874'

Dimensions

Height: 445 cm book cover, Width: 348 mm book cover, Height: 430 mm page, Width: 330 mm page

Descriptive line

Dedication page from 'Illustrations to Tennyson's Idylls of the King and Other Poems ', vol. 1, 1875, illustrated with photographs by Julia Margaret Cameron

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Printed and published; Photography

Categories

Photographs; Myths & Legends; Books; The Royal Photographic Society; RPS Digitisation Project

Collection

Royal Photographic Society Collection

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