Lot 471: Vanessa Bell (1879-1961), Two original book cover illustrations for works by Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), comprising one for The Comm...
Fine Books & Manuscripts
November 14, 2010
Boston, MA, USA
Vanessa Bell (1879-1961), Two original book cover illustrations for works by Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), comprising one for The Common Reader, first published in London in 1932, brown and black gouache, sheet size 7 7/8 x 5 1/8, the other for The Moment and Other Essays, first published in London c. 1947, rendered in black gouache, sight size 8 x 5 1/8, both pencil and gouache on paper, French matted and framed, (not examined out of frames, Moment with original artist's correction slip over first line of text).
Note: Bell designed cover illustrations and decorations for all of her sister, Virginia Woolf's, books. The printed version of The Common Reader was rendered in green and brown, and The Moment was printed on pink paper.