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Leonard Sidney Woolf

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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).

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    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    81.3 x 64.8 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    Given by Mrs Ian Parsons, 1969


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