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Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), Novelist and poet

Sitter in 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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'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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Thomas Hardy

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
sepia-toned platinotype, 1914
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Thomas Hardy

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
bromide print, 1914
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Thomas Hardy

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
whole-plate autochrome, 1914
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Thomas Hardy

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