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Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), Novelist and poet

Sitter in 60 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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Thomas Hardy

by Clive Holland
glossy bromide print, 1900s
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Thomas Hardy

by Clive Holland
glossy bromide print, 1900s
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Thomas Hardy

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 17 July 1908
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Thomas Hardy

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 17 July 1908
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'Luncheon Party at the House of Commons'

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 17 July 1908
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'Luncheon Party at the House of Commons'

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 17 July 1908
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'Luncheon Party at the House of Commons'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 1910s
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Thomas Hardy

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
bromide print, 1913
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Thomas Hardy

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