An intimate and revealing portrait, suggestive of Virginia Woolf's invalidism, it was painted before the publication of any of her novels and in the year of her marriage to Leonard Woolf.
Portrait of Virginia Woolf by Vanessa Bell, 1912
© 1961 Estate of Vanessa Bell courtesy Henrietta Garnett/ National Portrait Gallery, London
- Oil on board
- 40 x 34 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £8,625 ( Total: £34,500; Export stopped)
- Acquired in:
- Anthony d'Offay Gallery
Virginia Woolf disliked sitting for her portrait, and few likelnesses of her exist.