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.
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