Lot 635: Esteemed author (1840–1928) who takes a place among the towering figures of British literature with classic novels such as Far from the Madding Crowd and Tess of the d'Urbervilles. Rare 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet portrait of Hardy, signed in black ink. Published by The London Stereoscopic Company. In fine condition, with a uniform block of toning from previous display and mounting remnants to reverse. Accompanied by the original transmittal envelope from New York's Swann Galleries. An exceptionally clear, boldly signed image of the sought-after English novelist.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462
Wednesday, 14th October 2015
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