Search the Collection

George Eliot (Mary Ann Cross (née Evans))

(1819-1880), Novelist

Sitter associated with 12 portraits
Novelist and translator. Born Mary Ann Evans; wrote under the pseudonym George Eliot. She had strong evangelical sympathies and translated Strauss's Life of Jesus, 1846, and other works. Her great novels include The Mill on the Floss, 1860, Romola, 1862-3, Middlemarch, 1871-2, and Daniel Deronda, 1874-6. Evans lived with G.H. Lewes from 1854 until his death in 1878. In 1880 she married banker, J.W. Cross.

Watch a film clip on the sitter from the BBC Archive in the Media section below

List Thumbnail

George Eliot (Mary Ann Cross (née Evans)), replica by François D'Albert Durade - NPG 1405

George Eliot (Mary Ann Cross (née Evans))

replica by François D'Albert Durade
oil on canvas, (1849)
NPG 1405

George Eliot (Mary Ann Cross (née Evans)), by Laura Theresa (née Epps), Lady Alma-Tadema - NPG 2211

George Eliot (Mary Ann Cross (née Evans))

by Laura Theresa (née Epps), Lady Alma-Tadema
pencil, circa 1877
NPG 2211

George Eliot (Mary Ann Cross (née Evans)), by Laura Theresa (née Epps), Lady Alma-Tadema - NPG 1758

George Eliot (Mary Ann Cross (née Evans))

by Laura Theresa (née Epps), Lady Alma-Tadema
pencil, 1877
NPG 1758

George Eliot (Mary Ann Cross (née Evans)), by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x9049

George Eliot (Mary Ann Cross (née Evans))

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen print
NPG x9049

George Eliot (Mary Ann Cross (née Evans)), by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, after  Mayall - NPG x126939

George Eliot (Mary Ann Cross (née Evans))

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, after Mayall
sepia postcard print, copied 1870s (1858)
NPG x126939

George Eliot (Mary Ann Cross (née Evans)), by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x9050

George Eliot (Mary Ann Cross (née Evans))

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen cabinet card, 1870s-1900s
NPG x9050

George Eliot (Mary Ann Cross (née Evans)), by Paul Adolphe Rajon, after  Sir Frederic William Burton - NPG D9729

George Eliot (Mary Ann Cross (née Evans))

by Paul Adolphe Rajon, after Sir Frederic William Burton
etching, (1865)
NPG D9729

Related People

Media

Tell us moreback to top

Can you tell us more about this person? Spotted an error, information that is missing (a sitter’s life dates, occupation or family relationships, or a date of portrait for example) or do you know anything that we don't know? If you have information to share please complete the form below.

If you require information from us, please use our Archive enquiry service. If you wish to license an image, please use our Rights and Images service.

Please note that we cannot provide valuations.

We digitise over 8,000 portraits a year and we cannot guarantee being able to digitise images that are not already scheduled.

What can you tell us?close

There are occasions when we are unsure of the identity of a sitter or artist, their life dates, occupation or have not recorded their family relationships. Sometimes we have not recorded the date of a portrait. Do you have specialist knowledge or a particular interest about any aspect of the portrait or sitter or artist that you can share with us? We would welcome any information that adds to and enhances our information and understanding about a particular portrait, sitter or artist.

Citationclose

How do you know this? Please could you let us know your source of information.

* Permission to publish (Privacy information)
Privacy Informationclose

The National Portrait Gallery will NOT use your information to contact you or store for any other purpose than to investigate or display your contribution. By ticking permission to publish you are indicating your agreement for your contribution to be shown on this collection item page. Please note your email address will not be displayed on the page nor will it be used for any marketing material or promotion of any kind.

Please ensure your comments are relevant and appropriate. Your contributions must be polite and with no intention of causing trouble. All contributions are moderated.

Your nameclose

If you tick permission to publish your name will appear above your contribution on our website.

Your Emailclose

Contributions are moderated. We'll need your email address so that we can follow up on the information provided and contact you to let you know when your contribution has been published.