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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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'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

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