This was drawn in preparation for the design engraved by the Dalziel Brothers for Tennyson's Poems, published in 1857. In this scene the lord himself is absent from the action, and the death of his wife is poignantly witnessed by her baby son held by his nurse.

  • 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
256 Dove Cottage, Grasmere (Wordsworth Trust) 1992-03-01 - 1992-06-30
256 Usher Gallery, Lincoln 1992-07-01 - 1992-09-30
John Everett Millais: Illustrator and Narrator
7 Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery 2004-10-16 - 2005-01-16
7 Leighton House, London 2004-02-18 - 2005-04-29


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
Poems [Moxon Tennyson]
Lord Alfred Tennyson 1857 Edward Moxon, London p. 353.
City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Drawings
A E Whitley 1939 Bemrose & Sons, Ltd, Derby p. 271.
Pre-Raphaelite Drawings
1947 Roland, Browse & Delbanco, London p. 14
Tennyson (1809-1892): A Centenary Celebration
Professor Robert Woof 1992 The Wordsworth Trust cat. no. 256.
John Everett Millais: Illustrator and Narrator
Paul Goldman 2004 Lund Humphries, Aldershot cat. no. 7 / B90.

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