Milestones: Alfred, Lord Tennyson & Dante Gabriel Rossetti

A Gathering of Friends

September 27, 1855, Alfred Tennyson read from his new book Maud and Other Poems at a social gathering in the home of Robert and Elizabeth Browning in London.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti was one of the guests. As Alfred Tennyson read from his collection, Dante Rossetti was inspired to make a sketch of the poet during the recitation.

Recollections of Dante Gabriel Rossetti

“As we turned over the contents of this volume, a small, hasty, but exceedingly realistic pen and ink sketch, that had nearly got passed over, arrested my attention. It was of Tennyson, 51 seated and reading out his poem Maud. This reading took place in Browning’s London residence, in the presence of Browning, Mrs. Browning, Rossetti, and his brother. Whoever possesses the little sketch ought to prize it very highly.”

Recollections of D.G. Rossetti
Recollections of Dante Gabriel Rossetti

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9 thoughts on “Milestones: Alfred, Lord Tennyson & Dante Gabriel Rossetti

  1. This is an interesting read. (I found other pages hidden beneath this first page and his pictures..) I am going to keep these so that I can read them later. I find it interesting that the artist could draw a likeness of the author while he was reading his story. It is great that the little pen and ink with paper was found and saved! ! I am unable to read the writing on the pictures, I assume it is the signature of the artist!

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    1. I have been fascinated by literary and artistic salons. It seems that when we connect, creativity and innovation are enhanced. When we share knowledge and experience, great things can be achieved!!!!

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