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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 Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3463


Thomas Hardy

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


Thomas Hardy

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


Thomas Hardy

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


Thomas Hardy

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


Thomas Hardy

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


Thomas Hardy

by William Strang
pencil, 1919
NPG 1922


Thomas Hardy

by Theodore Spicer-Simson
plasticine medallion, 1921
NPG 2050


Thomas Hardy

by Walter William Ouless
oil on canvas, 1922
NPG 2181


Thomas Hardy

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1923
NPG 3464


Thomas Hardy

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1923
NPG 3581


Thomas Hardy

by Reginald Grenville Eves
oil on canvas, 1923
NPG 2498


Thomas Hardy

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
bromide print
NPG x17359


Thomas Hardy

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


Thomas Hardy

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


Thomas Hardy

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


Thomas Hardy

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


Thomas Hardy

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


Thomas Hardy

by Thomas Perkins
platinum print, circa 1900
NPG x4616


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