Picture Talk: Tennyson sculpture

Picture Talk: Tennyson sculpture

Every Friday, 3pm

Free with admission, booking not required


Discover more about the Collection in our weekly ten minute expert talks. Each week introduces a different work of art in the Gallery.


This week Kerri Offord, Heritage Collections Officer, will be talking about the sculpture of Tennyson, created by Watts after his close friend's death. Watts first met Alfred Lord Tennyson in 1857 at Little Holland House in Kensington and in the following years Watts painted him six times and the two men became lifelong friends. Join Kerri to hear how the pair inspired one another and what drove Watts to create such gargantuan sculptures.