Only Connect - T.S. Eliot <> Herbert Wells

How are these sitters connected?


T.S. Eliot, by Patrick Heron, 1949 - NPG  - © The estate of Patrick Heron. All Rights Reserved, DACS, 2013<br />

T.S. Eliot
by Patrick Heron
1949
NPG 4467

H.G. Wells, by Gisele Freund, 1939 - NPG  - © Estate Gisèle Freund / IMEC Images

H.G. Wells
by Gisele Freund
1939
NPG P438

The connection
In November 1917, T S Eliot wrote his father that he had missed a ‘small dance’ in London, due to his wife’s cold. He had missed meeting H G Wells, who was there.

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NPG 5919 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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NPG x25925 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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NPG D13759 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

T.S Eliot <> Ludwig Van Beethoven

NPG 6043 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

T.S Eliot <> Michael Tippett


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