14 of 60 portraits of Thomas Hardy
by Reginald Grenville Eves
oil on canvas, 1923
20 in. x 16 in. (508 mm x 406 mm)
Artistback to top
- Reginald Grenville Eves (1876-1941), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 31 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
This portraitback to top
This late portrait of Hardy is one of several painted from life by the artist over nine weeks near Dorchester.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 281
Events of 1923back to top
Current affairsStanley Baldwin begins the first of three terms of government as Conservative Prime Minister following the resignation of Andrew Bonar Law.
Art and scienceBolton Wanderers beat West Ham United in the first FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium. The Cup Final was held at Wembley every year except during the war until 2000.
InternationalHitler attempts to take power in Germany with the Munich Beer Hall Putsch. On the 8th November Hitler and the SA stormed a meeting of the ruling 'triumvirs' forcing them to support a march on Berlin. The coup, however, failed and Hitler was arrested and sentences to five years in prison.
See this portrait
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery