This study is for an illustration which appeared in Moxon's edition of Tennyson's poems (1857, p. 255). The scene illustrates the following stanza from the poem 'The Talking Oak':And when my marriage morn may fallShe, Dryad-like, shall wearAlternative leaf and acorn-ballIn wreath about her hair.

  • Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1906.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


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Artist John Everett Millais -


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Tennyson 1809-1892: A Centenary Celebration
248 Dove Cottage, Grasmere (Wordsworth Trust) 1992-03-01 - 1992-06-30
248 Usher Gallery, Lincoln 1992-07-01 - 1992-09-30


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
Poems (Moxon Tennyson)
Lord Alfred Tennyson 1857 Edward Moxon, London p. 255.
John Everett Millais: Illustrator and Narrator
Paul Goldman 2004 Lund Humphries, Aldershot B102
City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Drawings
A E Whitley 1939 Bemrose & Sons, Ltd, Derby p. 271.

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Lord Alfred Tennyson Author

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