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Virginia Woolf (nee Stephen) (1882-1941), Novelist and critic; sister of Vanessa Bell

Sitter in 63 portraits
Woolf, the third child of Leslie and Julia Stephen, and sister of Vanessa, and was a central figure in the Bloomsbury group of writers, artists and intellectuals. With Vanessa, in 1905 she acted as hostess for the Thursday evening gatherings held at 46 Gordon Square that formed the nucleus of Bloomsbury. Despite intermittent bouts of mental illness her many novels, notably Night and Day (1919) and Jacob's Room (1922), Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927), and The Waves (1931), pioneered the use of the interior monologue, or 'stream of consciousness' and transformed ideas about structure, plot and characterisation. She committed suicide in 1941.

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P220

Virginia Woolf (nee Stephen)

by George Charles Beresford
platinum print, July 1902
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P221

Virginia Woolf (nee Stephen)

by George Charles Beresford
platinum print, July 1902
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P222

Virginia Woolf (nee Stephen)

by George Charles Beresford
platinum print, July 1902
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P223

Virginia Woolf (nee Stephen)

by George Charles Beresford
platinum print, July 1902
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P1293

The Dreadnought Hoax

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
matte bromide print, 7 February 1910
NPG P1293

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Virginia Woolf (nee Stephen)

by Vanessa Bell (nee Stephen)
oil on board, 1912
NPG 5933

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Virginia Woolf (nee Stephen)

by Stephen Tomlin
lead bust, 1931
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3882

P170

Virginia Woolf (nee Stephen)

by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky)
silver print, 27 November 1934
NPG P170

P440

Virginia Woolf (nee Stephen)

by Gisele Freund
colour print, 1939
NPG P440

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Virginia Woolf (nee Stephen); Sir Leslie Stephen

by George Charles Beresford
sepia-toned platinotype, 1902
NPG x4600

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Virginia Woolf (nee Stephen)

by George Charles Beresford
platinum print, retouched and heightened, July 1902
NPG x27535

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Noel Olivier; Maitland Radford; Virginia Woolf (nee Stephen); Rupert Brooke

by Unknown photographer
vintage print, possibly carbon on brown card mount, 1911
NPG x13124

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Virginia Woolf (nee Stephen)

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, circa 1917
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Virginia Woolf (nee Stephen)

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, circa 1917
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Virginia Woolf (nee Stephen)

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, circa 1917
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Virginia Woolf (nee Stephen)

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, circa 1917
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Virginia Woolf (nee Stephen); Lord David Cecil

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1923
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Philip Charles Thomson Ritchie; Virginia Woolf (nee Stephen)

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1923
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Garsington visitors

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1923
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Lytton Strachey; Virginia Woolf (nee Stephen)

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1923
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Lytton Strachey; Virginia Woolf (nee Stephen)

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1923
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Garsington visitors

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1923
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Lytton Strachey; Virginia Woolf (nee Stephen)

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1923
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T.S. Eliot; Virginia Woolf (nee Stephen)

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1924
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Virginia Woolf (nee Stephen)

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1924
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Virginia Woolf (nee Stephen)

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1924
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T.S. Eliot; Virginia Woolf (nee Stephen)

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1924
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Virginia Woolf (nee Stephen); Robert Bridges

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 26 June 1926
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Virginia Woolf (nee Stephen); Robert Bridges

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 26 June 1926
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Virginia Woolf (nee Stephen)

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1926
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