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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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Ax46127

Thomas Hardy

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
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x17356

Thomas Hardy

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
bromide print, 1923
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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
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Ax141848

Thomas Hardy

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, late 1924
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x135628

Thomas Hardy

by Central News Ltd
vintage print, 1926
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x17364

Sir Edmund William Gosse; Thomas Hardy

by William Bellows
cream-toned bromide print, 29 June 1927
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D35424

Thomas Hardy

by William Strang, printed by David Strang
etching, 1896
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D35423

Thomas Hardy

by William Strang, printed by David Strang
drypoint, 1910
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6968

Thomas Hardy

by Theodore Spicer-Simson
electrotype, 1921
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x17359

Thomas Hardy

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
bromide print
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Ax5452

Thomas Hardy

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Eglington & Co
carbon print, published 1889
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x17360

Thomas Hardy

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

Thomas Hardy

by W. & D. Downey
carbon print, published 1894
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x4616

Thomas Hardy

by Thomas Perkins
platinum print, circa 1900
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Ax7845

Thomas Hardy

by Alvin Langdon Coburn, published by Duckworth & Co
collotype, 13 October 1913
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x5190

Thomas Hardy

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
platinotype on cream card mount, 1923
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x17361

Thomas Hardy

by Unknown photographer
photogravure
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