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Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), Novelist and poet

Sitter associated with 59 portraits
Novelist and poet; one of the last great novelists of the nineteenth century; his writing is both visionary and naturalistic, his doomed and tragic characters playing out their lives against a rural landscape, often set in his native Dorset. Among his major works are Far from the Madding Crowd, 1874, The Return of the Native, 1878, The Woodlanders, 1887, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, 1891, and Jude the Obscure, 1896. Since the 1950s, the significance of his poetry has also been recognised.

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3463

Thomas Hardy

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
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3580

Thomas Hardy

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3580

3582

Thomas Hardy

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3582

2929

Thomas Hardy

by William Strang
oil on panel, 1893
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2929

P310

Thomas Hardy

by Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé
hand-pulled photogravure, 1914
NPG P310

2156

Thomas Hardy

by Sir (William) Hamo Thornycroft
bronze head, 1917
On display in Room 29 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2156

1922

Thomas Hardy

by William Strang
pencil, 1919
NPG 1922

2050

Thomas Hardy

by Theodore Spicer-Simson
plasticine medallion, 1921
NPG 2050

2181

Thomas Hardy

by Walter William Ouless
oil on canvas, 1922
NPG 2181

3464

Thomas Hardy

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1923
NPG 3464

3581

Thomas Hardy

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1923
NPG 3581

2498

Thomas Hardy

by Reginald Grenville Eves
oil on canvas, 1923
NPG 2498

x17355

Thomas Hardy

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Eglington & Co
carbon print, published 1889
NPG x17355

Ax27917

Thomas Hardy

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1894
NPG Ax27917

x136531

Thomas Hardy

by Francis Henry Hart, for Elliott & Fry, published by Ogden's
cigarette card, 1894, published circa 1895-1907
NPG x136531

x17358

Thomas Hardy

by Clive Holland
glossy bromide print, 1900s
NPG x17358

x17357

Thomas Hardy

by Clive Holland
glossy bromide print, 1900s
NPG x17357

x44711

Thomas Hardy

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 17 July 1908
NPG x44711

x44712

Thomas Hardy

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 17 July 1908
NPG x44712

x135013

'Luncheon Party at the House of Commons'

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 17 July 1908
NPG x135013

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'Luncheon Party at the House of Commons'

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 17 July 1908
NPG x135569

x135567

'Luncheon Party at the House of Commons'

probably by Roland Parker Stone, for Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 17 July 1908
NPG x135567

x81690

Thomas Hardy

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
whole-plate glass negative, 1909
NPG x81690

x81691

Thomas Hardy

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
whole-plate glass negative, 1909
NPG x81691

x81692

Thomas Hardy

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
whole-plate glass negative, 1909
NPG x81692

x81693

Thomas Hardy

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
whole-plate glass negative, 1909
NPG x81693

x81694

Thomas Hardy

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
whole-plate glass negative, 1909
NPG x81694

x81695

Thomas Hardy

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
whole-plate glass negative, 1909
NPG x81695

x81696

Thomas Hardy

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
whole-plate glass negative, 1909
NPG x81696

x81697

Thomas Hardy

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
whole-plate glass negative, 1909
NPG x81697

x81698

Thomas Hardy

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
whole-plate glass negative, 1909
NPG x81698

x81699

Thomas Hardy

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
whole-plate glass negative, 1909
NPG x81699

x194098

Thomas Hardy

by Unknown photographer
vintage print, 1910s
NPG x194098

x137570

Thomas Hardy

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
bromide print, 1913
NPG x137570

Ax7809

Thomas Hardy

by Alvin Langdon Coburn, published by Duckworth & Co
collotype, 13 October 1913
NPG Ax7809

x13494

Thomas Hardy

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
sepia-toned platinotype, 1914
NPG x13494

x17363

Thomas Hardy

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
bromide print, 1914
NPG x17363

x7186

Thomas Hardy

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
whole-plate autochrome, 1914
NPG x7186

x134420

Thomas Hardy

by Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé
photogravure, 1914
NPG x134420

Ax46127

Thomas Hardy

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax46127

x17356

Thomas Hardy

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
bromide print, 1923
NPG x17356

Ax141845

Thomas Hardy

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, late 1924
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Ax141846

Thomas Hardy

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, late 1924
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Ax141847

Thomas Hardy

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, late 1924
NPG Ax141847

Ax141848

Thomas Hardy

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, late 1924
NPG Ax141848

x135628

Thomas Hardy

by Central News Ltd
vintage print, 1926
NPG x135628

x17364

Sir Edmund William Gosse; Thomas Hardy

by William Bellows
cream-toned bromide print, 29 June 1927
NPG x17364

D35424

Thomas Hardy

by William Strang, printed by David Strang
etching, 1896
NPG D35424

D35423

Thomas Hardy

by William Strang, printed by David Strang
drypoint, 1910
NPG D35423

6968

Thomas Hardy

by Theodore Spicer-Simson
electrotype, 1921
NPG 6968

x17359

Thomas Hardy

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
bromide print
NPG x17359

Ax5452

Thomas Hardy

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Eglington & Co
carbon print, published 1889
NPG Ax5452

x17360

Thomas Hardy

by W. & D. Downey
carbon print, 1894
NPG x17360

x17362

Thomas Hardy

by W. & D. Downey
carbon print, published 1894
NPG x17362

x4616

Thomas Hardy

by Thomas Perkins
platinum print, circa 1900
NPG x4616

Ax7845

Thomas Hardy

by Alvin Langdon Coburn, published by Duckworth & Co
collotype, 13 October 1913
NPG Ax7845

x5190

Thomas Hardy

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
platinotype on cream card mount, 1923
NPG x5190

x17361

Thomas Hardy

by Unknown photographer
photogravure
NPG x17361