ILLUMINATED POEM. ~ The Oxen by Thomas Hardy.
Extremely accomplished piece of illumination in blues, green, pinks and gilt of Thomas Hardy’s Christmas Poem. 35 x 25 cms. Mounted on board at the time.
Thomas Hardy wrote this poem in 1915 and it was first published in the Times on Christmas Eve.
“Christmas Eve, and twelve of the clock.
‘Now they are all on their knees’,
An elder said as we sat in a flock
By the embers in hearthside ease.”
A superb Christmas gift.