Photograph of T.S. Eliot; Inscribed by Him To His Sister
T.S. Eliot Signed Photograph.
Item Number: 62033
Photograph portrait of Eliot and his wife, Valerie, taken in London, 1957. Inscribed by Eliot to his sister, “For Marian from Tom + Valerie.” Also, signed by the photographer. The photograph measures 6.5 inches by 8.5 inches. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 8 inches by 11 inches. In fine condition. Photographs of Eliot signed and inscribed are rare.
T.S. Eliot was an essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic, and "one of the twentieth century's major poets". Eliot attracted widespread attention for his poem "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" (1915), which was seen as a masterpiece of the Modernist movement. It was followed by some of the best-known poems in the English language, including The Waste Land (1922), "The Hollow Men" (1925), "Ash Wednesday" (1930), and Four Quartets (1943). He was also known for his seven plays, particularly Murder in the Cathedral (1935) and The Cocktail Party (1949). He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948, "for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry."