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'Corvesgate Castle' - Corfe Castle in Dorset.<br />
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Art work depicting real-life scenes from author Thomas Hardy's Wessex are being displayed for the first time in almost 100 years after they were found in the bottom of a trunk.<br />
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The 37 pictures of locations immortalised in the Victorian writer's novels were created by artist John Everett.<br />
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In 1924 the English painter travelled around 'Hardy Country' and produced small oil sketches for a book that was never published.<br />
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The pictures were tossed into a chest and were recently found by art historian Gwen Yarker.