Thomas Leaf

R. Knight


Wood engraving

14​ cm high by 10 cm wide

Eighth illustration for Hardy's Under the Greenwood Tree, facing page 144 (recto, where signature k meets signature l in the gatherings).

Passage illustrated: “Finally came a weak lath-like form, trotting and stumbling along with one shoulder forward and his head inclined to the left, his arms dangling nervelessly in the wind as if they were empty sleeves. This was Thomas Leaf.” [Part the First, "Winter," Chapter 1, "Mellstock Lane," p. 6]

See commentary below.

Photograph, caption, and commentary by Philip V. Allingham

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