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Leonard Sidney Woolf

(1880-1969), Writer and publisher

Sitter in 9 portraits
Writer, editor, publisher and political worker. A member of the Apostles while at Trinity College, Cambridge, he was introduced by Thoby Stephen to his sisters, Vanessa (later Bell) and Virginia, whom he married in 1912. The author of two novels, The Village in the Jungle (1913) and The Wise Virgins (1914), he also produced three volumes of political philosophy (1931- 53), five volumes of autobiography (1960-9), and was joint editor of The Political Quarterly (1931-59). He was active politically, advising the Labour Party, advocating democratic socialism, and drafting an early blueprint for the League of Nations.

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The Memoir Club, by Vanessa Bell - NPG 6718

The Memoir Club

by Vanessa Bell
oil on canvas, circa 1943
NPG 6718

Leonard Sidney Woolf, by Charlotte Hewer (Mrs D.T. Evans) - NPG 4938

Leonard Sidney Woolf

by Charlotte Hewer (Mrs D.T. Evans)
cold cast bronze bust, 1968
NPG 4938

'Croquet golf', by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141570

'Croquet golf'

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1924
NPG Ax141570

Leonard Sidney Woolf; Aldous Huxley, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax142582

Leonard Sidney Woolf; Aldous Huxley

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, June 1926
NPG Ax142582

Leonard Sidney Woolf, by Barbara Strachey - NPG Ax160976

Leonard Sidney Woolf

by Barbara Strachey
bromide contact print, 1938
NPG Ax160976

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Leonard Sidney Woolf

by Janet Stone
bromide print, circa 1965
NPG x23449

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