Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Media - 1944.11.4 - SAAM-1944.11.4_1 - 62137
Copied William Ordway Partridge, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, modeled by 1899, bronze, 20138 in. (50.833.020.3 cm.), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Ordway Partridge, 1944.11.4
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Artwork Details

Title
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Founder
Henry-Bonnard Bronze Company
Date
modeled by 1899
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
20138 in. (50.833.020.3 cm.)
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. William Ordway Partridge
Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Occupation — writer — poet
  • Portrait male — Tennyson, Alfred — head
Object Number
1944.11.4

Artwork Description

William Ordway Partridge modeled a series of portraits of English writers, including Keats, Milton, and Shelley. In these sculptures the facial features are clearly defined while the hair and clothing have been left rough. The stern expression and dramatic profile of Alfred, Lord Tennyson suggest a man of formidable intelligence.