George Eliot Portrait Gallery

Part of Group:

Curated in partnership with the George Eliot Archive, the "George Eliot Portrait Gallery" features portraits of the writer Mary Ann Evans, known to the world as George Eliot. This collection is remarkable in the number and scope of rare portraits that it presents. And as the editorial introduction discusses, the collection remains in an exciting state of flux, as a newly discovered painting of Eliot was authenticated as recently as 2017, and we anticipate a previously unpublished sketch of her being made public soon. It is our hope that making these scholarly resources available will promote well-informed, scholarly engagement with the visual texts that can reflect and even influence how the writing—and the writer—are read.