HARDY, THOMAS (1840-1928)
PORTRAIT BY BERNARD GRIFFIN OF DORCHESTER, vintage photograph, silver print, three-quarters length, wearing academic dress, signed by the photographer on the original mount and inscribed as copyright below the image, framed and glazed, size of image 10 x 8 inches (25 x 20 cm), overall size 17 x 14 inches (43 x 34 cm), 1913
THIS IS BELIEVED TO BE A UNIQUE IMAGE OF HARDY. On the verso is the inscription: 'This photograph is strictly copyright and must not under any circumstances be reproduced.' No reproduction of it has been found. He received the honorary degree of D. Litt from Cambridge University in June 1913. No example of this image of Hardy is in the National Portrait Gallery.