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The Dreadnought Hoax

6 of 63 portraits of Virginia Woolf

The Dreadnought Hoax, by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd), 7 February 1910 - NPG P1293 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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The Dreadnought Hoax

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
matte bromide print, 7 February 1910
6 7/8 in. x 8 3/4 in. (176 mm x 223 mm)
Purchased with help from Gift Aid visitor donations,
Primary Collection
NPG P1293


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  • Anthony Buxton (1881-1970), Writer and naturalist; participant in Dreadnought Hoax. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • (William) Horace De Vere Cole (1881-1936), Practical joker and participant in Dreadnought Hoax. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Duncan Grant (1885-1978), Artist. Sitter associated with 28 portraits, Artist of 9 portraits.
  • Guy Ridley (1885-1947), Solicitor; participant in Dreadnought Hoax. Sitter associated with 1 portrait.
  • Adrian Stephen (1883-1948), Psychoanalyst; son of Sir Leslie Stephen. Sitter in 7 portraits.
  • Virginia Woolf (née Stephen) (1882-1941), Novelist and critic; sister of Vanessa Bell. Sitter in 63 portraits.

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This photograph was taken at the Lafayette studios just before the party set out on the train to Weymouth.

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