Study for the Portrait of Leonard Woolf, - Vanessa Bell

Vanessa Bell (British, 1879-1961)
Study for the Portrait of Leonard Woolf, 1938
Oil on paper, 26 3/8 x 20 3/4 inches
Collection of the Victoria University Library, Toronto


A Room of Their Own: The Bloomsbury Artists in American Collections was organized by the Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University, in conjunction with the Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University.

The exhibition was organized by Nancy E. Green, the Gale and Ira Drukier Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Johnson Museum.


This exhibition has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, promoting excellence in the humanities.

National Endowment for the Humanities

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Photos by Julie Magura and Laura Kozlowski, Johnson Museum of Art, except Dessert plate photo: Michael Fredericks

Works by Vanessa Bell © Estate of Vanessa Bell, courtesy Henrietta Garnett

Vanessa Bell, Design for furnishing fabric, ca. 1946, oil and pencil, 15 x 18 inches, collection of Janice and Roger Oresma

Lenders to the exhibition:
The Art Institute of Chicago; The Art Gallery of Ontario, Tortonto; Lisa Baskin; The Henry W. and Berg Collection, New York Public Library; BNY Mellon; Mitch Bobkin; Leslie and Neil Bradshaw; Mary Ann Caws; Susan Chaires; The Cleveland Museum of Art; The Cornell Museum, Rollins College; Roy and Cecily Langdale Davis; Anne and Allen Dick; Jennifer Eplett and Sean Reilly; Penelope Franklin; Wendy Gimbel and Douglas Liebhafsky; Nancy and Craufurd Goodwin; Jasper Johns; The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University; The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art; Dean Malone and Dr. Richard Purvis; Bannon and Barnabas McHenry; Pauline Metcalf; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Mills College Art Museum; The Milwaukee Art Museum; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Neilson Library, Mortimer Rare Book Room, Smith College; Janice and Roger Oresman; Patricia and Donald Oresman; Mona Pierpaoli; The Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin; William Kelly Simpson; The Smith College Museum of Art; The Speed Museum; Peter Stansky; Douglas Blair Turnbaugh; Victoria University Library, Toronto; Charles Whaley; The Worcester Art Museum; The Wolfsonian–Florida International University; and The Yale Center for British Art.


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