BELL, Vanessa (Virginia Woolf). Study for the Dust Jacket of "A Room of One's Own". (1929)


AUTHOR: BELL, Vanessa (Virginia Woolf). 

TITLE: Study for the Dust Jacket of "A Room of One's Own".

DATE: 1929.

DESCRIPTION: Pencil on paper, 8" x 6-3/8" inches, artist's stamp on the reverse, framed, professionally mounted on a floating matte, under UV protected glass.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Vanessa Bell designed dust-jackets for all but the first of her sister's novels.  Generally Bell would put together a design for Woolf's novels without reading it.

Published in 1929, Virginia Woolf’s "A Room of One's Own" is a key work of feminist literary criticism and contains Woolf's famous argument that, "...a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction; and that, as you will see, leaves the great problem of the true nature of women and the true nature of fiction unsolved."


1) Davis & Langdale Company, Inc., New York
2) The Patricia and Donald Oresman Collection


A Room of Their Own: The Artists of Bloomsbury in American Collections, Apr. 1 - Apr. 28, 1994, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY