2 of 66 portraits of T.S. Eliot
by George Platt Lynes
gelatin silver print, 1947
7 3/4 in. x 7 1/8 in. (196 mm x 182 mm)
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Eliot was photographed by American photographer Platt Lynes in 1947 as a commission for Vogue. Eliot's thoughts on the portraits are revealed in a letter he wrote to the photographer in September 1947 in which he describes them as 'very good indeed' and comments that 'the total effect gives me an impression that I look like a moderately good film actor in a variety of parts.'