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T.S. Eliot

(1888-1965), Poet

Thomas Stearns ('T.S.') Eliot

Sitter in 66 portraits
Missouri-born, Eliot settled in England before the First World War. Working in Lloyd's Bank, he published Prufrock and Other Observations (1917), and Poems (1919), hand-printed at the Hogarth Press by Leonard and Virginia Woolf. Eliot founded The Criterion in 1922, publishing The Waste Land in the first issue. In 1925 he joined Faber & Faber, and established a reputation for promoting younger writers including W.H. Auden and Stephen Spender. He became a British subject in 1927. Later work included Murder in the Cathedral (1935) and Four Quartets (1935-42). He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1948.

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T.S. Eliot, by Powys Evans - NPG 6762

T.S. Eliot

by Powys Evans
watercolour, circa 1920
NPG 6762

T.S. Eliot, by George Platt Lynes - NPG P1687

T.S. Eliot

by George Platt Lynes
gelatin silver print, 1947
NPG P1687

T.S. Eliot, by John Gay - NPG P702

T.S. Eliot

by John Gay
vintage print, 1948
NPG P702

T.S. Eliot, by Patrick Heron - NPG 4467

T.S. Eliot

by Patrick Heron
oil on canvas, 1949
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4467

T.S. Eliot, by Sir Jacob Epstein - NPG 4440

T.S. Eliot

by Sir Jacob Epstein
plaster cast of bust, 1951
NPG 4440

T.S. Eliot, by Kay Bell Reynal - NPG P205

T.S. Eliot

by Kay Bell Reynal
bromide print, 1955
NPG P205

T.S. Eliot, by Cecil Beaton - NPG P869(12)

T.S. Eliot

by Cecil Beaton
vintage bromide print on white card mount, July 1956
NPG P869(12)

T.S. Eliot; Sir John Tresidder Sheppard, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax140846

T.S. Eliot; Sir John Tresidder Sheppard

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1920
NPG Ax140846

Julian Ottoline Vinogradoff (née Morrell); T.S. Eliot, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax140845

Julian Ottoline Vinogradoff (née Morrell); T.S. Eliot

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1920
NPG Ax140845

Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends, possibly by Philip Edward Morrell - NPG Ax140902

Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends

possibly by Philip Edward Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1920
NPG Ax140902

Lady Ottoline Morrell; T.S. Eliot, possibly by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax140903

Lady Ottoline Morrell; T.S. Eliot

possibly by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1920
NPG Ax140903

T.S. Eliot; Mark Gertler; Lady Ottoline Morrell, possibly by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax140904

T.S. Eliot; Mark Gertler; Lady Ottoline Morrell

possibly by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1920
NPG Ax140904

Lady Ottoline Morrell; T.S. Eliot, possibly by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax140905

Lady Ottoline Morrell; T.S. Eliot

possibly by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1920
NPG Ax140905

'Sunday Afternoon', by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141429

'Sunday Afternoon'

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1923
NPG Ax141429

'Sunday Afternoon' (Lord David Cecil; T.S. Eliot), by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141430

'Sunday Afternoon' (Lord David Cecil; T.S. Eliot)

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1923
NPG Ax141430

Leonard Alfred George Strong; T.S. Eliot, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141640

Leonard Alfred George Strong; T.S. Eliot

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1923-1924
NPG Ax141640

Leonard Alfred George Strong; T.S. Eliot, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141642

Leonard Alfred George Strong; T.S. Eliot

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1923-1924
NPG Ax141642

T.S. Eliot; Virginia Woolf, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141646

T.S. Eliot; Virginia Woolf

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1924
NPG Ax141646

T.S. Eliot; Virginia Woolf, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141652

T.S. Eliot; Virginia Woolf

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1924
NPG Ax141652

T.S. Eliot, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax142530

T.S. Eliot

by Unknown photographer
vintage gelatin silver print, 1926
NPG Ax142530

T.S. Eliot, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax142531

T.S. Eliot

by Unknown photographer
vintage gelatin silver print, 1926
NPG Ax142531

T.S. Eliot, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax142532

T.S. Eliot

by Unknown photographer
vintage gelatin silver print, 1926
NPG Ax142532

T.S. Eliot, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax142996

T.S. Eliot

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1929
NPG Ax142996

T.S. Eliot with his sister and his cousin, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax143671

T.S. Eliot with his sister and his cousin

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1934
NPG Ax143671

T.S. Eliot, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x1136

T.S. Eliot

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print on card mount, January 1948
NPG x1136

T.S. Eliot, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x32376

T.S. Eliot

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, January 1948
NPG x32376

T.S. Eliot, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x32377

T.S. Eliot

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, January 1948
NPG x32377

T.S. Eliot, by John Gay - NPG x47295

T.S. Eliot

by John Gay
bromide fibre print, 1948
NPG x47295

T.S. Eliot, by John Gay - NPG x126512

T.S. Eliot

by John Gay
vintage bromide print, 1948
NPG x126512

T.S. Eliot, by Ida Kar - NPG x88523

T.S. Eliot

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1956
NPG x88523

T.S. Eliot, by Ida Kar - NPG x88524

T.S. Eliot

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1956
NPG x88524

T.S. Eliot, by Ida Kar - NPG x88525

T.S. Eliot

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1956
NPG x88525

T.S. Eliot, by Ida Kar - NPG x88527

T.S. Eliot

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1956
NPG x88527

T.S. Eliot, by Ida Kar - NPG x88528

T.S. Eliot

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1956
NPG x88528

T.S. Eliot, by Ida Kar - NPG x88526

T.S. Eliot

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, circa 1959
NPG x88526

T.S. Eliot, by Ida Kar - NPG x88529

T.S. Eliot

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, circa 1959
NPG x88529

T.S. Eliot, by Ida Kar - NPG x13783

T.S. Eliot

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, circa 1959
NPG x13783

T.S. Eliot, by Ida Kar - NPG x13784

T.S. Eliot

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, circa 1959
NPG x13784

T.S. Eliot, by Ida Kar - NPG x134150

T.S. Eliot

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, circa 1959
NPG x134150

T.S. Eliot, by Ida Kar - NPG x88694

T.S. Eliot

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square colour transparency, circa 1959
NPG x88694

T.S. Eliot, by Ida Kar - NPG x88695

T.S. Eliot

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square colour transparency, circa 1959
NPG x88695

T.S. Eliot, by Ida Kar - NPG x125027

T.S. Eliot

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square colour transparency, circa 1959
NPG x125027

T.S. Eliot, by Ida Kar - NPG x125028

T.S. Eliot

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square colour transparency, circa 1959
NPG x125028

T.S. Eliot, by Ida Kar - NPG x125029

T.S. Eliot

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square colour transparency, circa 1959
NPG x125029

'The Faber Poets', by Mark Gerson - NPG x88203

'The Faber Poets'

by Mark Gerson
modern bromide print, 23 June 1960
NPG x88203

T.S. Eliot, by Unknown photographer - NPG x14352

T.S. Eliot

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, circa 1960
NPG x14352

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