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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 Alvin Langdon Coburn, published by  Duckworth & Co - NPG Ax7809

Thomas Hardy

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

Thomas Hardy, by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy) - NPG x13494

Thomas Hardy

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

Thomas Hardy, by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy) - NPG x17363

Thomas Hardy

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

Thomas Hardy, by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy) - NPG x7186

Thomas Hardy

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

Thomas Hardy, by Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé - NPG x134420

Thomas Hardy

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

Thomas Hardy, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax46127

Thomas Hardy

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

Thomas Hardy, by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy) - NPG x17356

Thomas Hardy

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

Thomas Hardy, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141845

Thomas Hardy

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, late 1924
NPG Ax141845

Thomas Hardy, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141846

Thomas Hardy

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, late 1924
NPG Ax141846

Thomas Hardy, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141847

Thomas Hardy

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

Thomas Hardy, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141848

Thomas Hardy

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

Sir Edmund William Gosse; Thomas Hardy, by William Bellows - NPG x17364

Sir Edmund William Gosse; Thomas Hardy

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

Thomas Hardy, by Unknown photographer - NPG x17361

Thomas Hardy

by Unknown photographer
photogravure
NPG x17361

Thomas Hardy ('Men of the Day. No. 540.'), by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG D44597

Thomas Hardy ('Men of the Day. No. 540.')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 4 June 1892
NPG D44597

Thomas Hardy, by William Strang, printed by  David Strang - NPG D35424

Thomas Hardy

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

Thomas Hardy, by William Strang, printed by  David Strang - NPG D35423

Thomas Hardy

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

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Thomas Hardy

by Theodore Spicer-Simson
electrotype, 1921
NPG 6968

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Thomas Hardy

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

Web image not currently available

Thomas Hardy

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

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