Alfred Tennyson's Idylls of the King, photographically illustrated by Julia Margaret Cameron

Description

In 1874 Alfred, Lord Tennyson asked Julia Margaret Cameron to photographically illustrate a new edition of Idylls of the King. Published in sets between 1859 and 1885, Idylls of the King is a collection of twelve narrative poems that retells the legend of King Arthur.

Full title:
Illustrations by Julia Margaret Cameron of Alfred Tennyson's Idylls of the King and other poems. Miniature edition
Created:
1875
Format:
Manuscript / Photograph / Illustration / Image
Creator:
Julia Margaret Cameron [photographer] , Alfred Lord Tennyson
Held by:
Tennyson Research Centre (Lincolnshire County Council)
Copyright:
© Tennyson Research Centre (Lincolnshire County Council)
Usage terms:
Public Domain
Shelfmark:
TRC/W/5445

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