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Gems from Tennyson

Author:
Alfred Tennyson (British, Somersby, Lincolnshire 1809–1892 Surrey)
Illustrator:
Winslow Homer (American, Boston, Massachusetts 1836–1910 Prouts Neck, Maine)
Illustrator:
William John Hennessy (Irish, Thomastown, Kilkenny 1839–1917 Sussex)
Illustrator:
Solomon Eytinge Jr. (American, 1833–1905 Bayonne, New Jersey)
Illustrator:
Sir John Everett Millais (British, Southampton 1829–1896 London)
Illustrator:
Daniel Maclise (Irish, Cork 1806–1870 London)
Illustrator:
William Holman Hunt (British, London 1827–1910 London)
Illustrator:
Felix Octavius Carr Darley (American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1822–1888 Claymont, Delaware)
Illustrator:
Dante Gabriel Rossetti (British, London 1828–1882 Birchington-on-Sea)
Illustrator:
Charles A. Barry (American, Boston, Massachusetts 1830–1892)
Illustrator:
William Trost Richards (American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1833–1905 Newport, Rhode Island)
Engraver:
Henry Marsh (American, 1826–1912)
Engraver:
Andrew Varick Stout Anthony (American, New York 1835–1906 West Newton, Massachusetts)
Engraver:
William James Linton (British, London 1812–1897 New Haven, Connecticut)
Engraver:
Dalziel Brothers (British, active 1839–1893)
Publisher:
Ticknor and Fields (American, Boston, Massachusetts)
Date:
1866
Medium:
Illustrations: wood engraving
Dimensions:
8 7/8 x 6 1/8 in. (22.5 x 15.5 cm)
Classification:
Books
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1933
Accession Number:
33.72.2
Not on view
In 1857 Edward Moxon published a new edition of Poems by Alfred, Lord Tennyson illustrated by William Holman Hunt, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and John Everett Millais. Their striking Pre-Raphaelite designs puzzled the author and many readers but by 1866 were seen as iconic.
Vendor: Plaza Book Auctions
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," April 29, 2014–July 14, 2014.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy: British Art and Design," May 20, 2014–October 26, 2014.

Rodney K. Engen Pre-Raphaelite Prints: The Graphic Art of Millais, Holman Hunt, Rossetti and their Followers. Lund Humphries, 1995, fig. no. 58, p. 96.

Gregory R. Suriano The Pre-Raphaelite Illustrators: The Published Graphic Art of the English Pre-Raphaelites and Their Associates. Oak Knoll Press, 2000, pp. 108 (Hunt).



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