Search the Collection

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.

List Thumbnail

6762

T.S. Eliot

by Powys Evans
watercolour, circa 1920
NPG 6762

P1687

T.S. Eliot

by George Platt Lynes
gelatin silver print, 1947
NPG P1687

P702

T.S. Eliot

by John Gay
vintage print, 1948
NPG P702

4467

T.S. Eliot

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

4440

T.S. Eliot

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

P205

T.S. Eliot

by Kay Bell Reynal
bromide print, 1955
NPG P205

P869(12)

T.S. Eliot

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

Ax140846

T.S. Eliot; Sir John Tresidder Sheppard

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1920
NPG Ax140846

Ax140845

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

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1920
NPG Ax140845

Ax140902

Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends

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

Ax140903

Lady Ottoline Morrell; T.S. Eliot

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

Ax140904

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

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

Ax140905

Lady Ottoline Morrell; T.S. Eliot

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

Tell us moreback to top

Can you tell us more about this person? Spotted an error, something missing, or do you know anything that we don't know? If you have any information to share please complete the form below

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.