George Eliot, Etching by John Sloan (1880)
George Eliot, Etching by John Sloan


John Sloan (1871-1951), an American artist, etched this portrait of George Eliot. According to Peter Morse, it was likely free-handed from a small wood-cutting in an 1888 edition of Scenes from Adam Bede (Morse 1969, 23-25). Sloan was better known for his etched illustrations of scenes and his landscape paintings ("John Sloan" 2020), making this portrait a rare find.

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