BELL (VANESSA) Design for the cover of "Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown" by Virginia Woolf, [1924]
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BELL (VANESSA)
Design for the cover of "Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown" by Virginia Woolf, [1924]
Sold for £4,000 (US$ 5,350) inc. premium

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BELL (VANESSA)
Design for the cover of "Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown" by Virginia Woolf, brown watercolour and pencil, on paper, mounted, framed and glazed, sheet size 215 x 140mm., [1924]

Footnotes

  • Design by Vanessa Bell for the cover her sister Virginia Woolf's Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown, published on 30 October 1924, as the first of "The Hogarth Essays" series issued by the Hogarth Press. "In 1925 Bell's original cover design of a woman reading a book was dropped and replaced by her design of a vase of flowers" (Bradshaw, The Bloomsbury Artists, 1999, p.68, illustrating the both printed versions).

    Provenance: Anthony d'Offay, "Vanessa Bell. Paintings and Drawings", November-December, 1973, No. 17, exhibition label on frame.

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