Book Description

Kennedy (Richard, 1910-1989). Virginia Woolf, Whittington Press, circa 1972, four hand-coloured lithographs of Virginia Woolf, signed by the artist to lower right, each numbered in blue ink to lower left corner, the largest 43 x 30.5 cm, with separate letterpress title note, numbered to lower right corner, limited edition 39/100 There have been many memoirs of life among the Bloomsberries, but none more wickedly frank or funny than A Boy at the Hogarth Press. In 1926, at the age of 16, Richard Kennedy left school without a single qualification and went to work at Leonard and Virginia Woolf’s Hogarth Press. This lovely memoir is characterized by the same self-deprecating humour and gently pitiless observation that marks A Boy at the Hogarth Press but, unlike that well-intentioned but often disastrous sojourn in Bloomsbury, it contains a true epiphany: the moment at which Kennedy realized his vocation as an artist. The rare lithographs of Virgina Woolf are a wonderful association with the artist, Woolf, the Bloomsbury group and the Hogarth press.
Author Richard Kennedy
Date 1972
Publisher Richard kennedy
Condition Near Fine

Price: £1320.00

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