Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Tennyson reading 'Maud'

Birmingham Art Gallery
An early sketch made during a party at the London house of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning on 27 Sept 1855. William and Dante were present as guests of the the then poet laureate Alfred Lord Tennyson.
The sketch was made mainly in brown ink, overlaid with some black.
This is believed to be Tennyson's first public reading of his collection of poems called Maud.

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