The Return of the Native
Date: 1886
Medium: Ink and graphite on paper
Dimensions: sheet: 13 1/2 × 19 3/4 in. (34.3 × 50.2 cm)
Illustration Citation: Harper's Weekly, November 27, 1886
Credit Line: John Sloan Acquisition Fund and Partial Exchange, 1983
Object Number: 1983-8
About: Although this drawing appeared without any text, the title may refer to Thomas Hardy's novel The Return of the Native (1878), perhaps with the expectation that readers would recognize the scene. Or, it may be a slighlty comical image of a man welcoming a former member of the community (now rather a dandy) home again.
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