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George Eliot Greetings Card

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Blank greetings card with envelope featuring:

George Eliot NPG 1232

© National Portrait Gallery, London

by Caroline Bray

This watercolour is the earliest known portrait of Eliot. It was made from life by her friend Cara Bray when she was twenty-two and known to her friends as Mary Ann (she had dropped the 'e' from her name in 1837). Eliot did not believe that a portrait could ever provide an accurate representation of a person’s facial expression or their true character. She wrote that the 'benevolence' with which Bray had apparently painted her 'extends to the hiding of faults in my visage, as... more

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Size: 125mm x 175mm

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