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Thomas Hardy

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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).

National Portrait Gallery, London

London


Date

1922

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 74.9 x W 62.2 cm

Accession number

2181

Acquisition method

Bequeathed by Thomas Hardy, 1928

Work type

Painting


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