Mrs. Day

R. Knight


Wood engraving

14 cm high by 10 cm wide

Tenth illustration for Hardy's Under the Greenwood Tree, facing page 172 (recto).

Passage illustrated: “[The second Mrs. Day] showed herself to possess an ordinary woman's face, iron-grey hair, hardly any hips, and a great deal of cleanliness in a broad white apron-string as it appeared upon the waist of her dark stuff.” [Part the Second, "Spring," Chapter 6, "Yalbury Wood," p. 169-170]

See commentary below.

Photograph, caption, and commentary by Philip V. Allingham

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