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Leonard Sidney Woolf

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Leonard Sidney Woolf, by Vanessa Bell (née Stephen), 1940 - NPG 4695 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Leonard Sidney Woolf

by Vanessa Bell (née Stephen)
oil on canvas, 1940
32 in. x 25 1/2 in. (813 mm x 648 mm)
Given by Mrs Ian Parsons, 1969
Primary Collection
NPG 4695


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  • Vanessa Bell (née Stephen) (1879-1961), Painter; sister of Virginia Woolf. Artist associated with 14 portraits, Sitter in 16 portraits.

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Bell's portrait is an effective evocation of Woolf's cerebral and somewhat austere character.

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