The Farmer and Rain

Robert Barnes

The British Workman

July 1873

Barnes’s journalistic image visualizes his subject as a recognisably real character who is also a moral type. Barnes’s design prefigures his bold illustrations for Hardy’s The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886).

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Details and related material

  • Detail (House and barn)
  • Introduction to The British Workman
  • Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke

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