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The National Portrait Gallery in London has announced plans to stage the first exhibition exploring the life and achievements of Virginia Woolf through portraits.
Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision will be on display from 10 July until 26 October and will feature over 100 works consisting of painted portraits, photographs and drawings – some from her Bloomsbury Group contemporaries.
The exhibition, which will be curated by Woolf biographer Frances Spalding, will contain rare archival material including a letter Woolf wrote to her sister, Vanessa Bell, shortly before her suicide. Diary extracts and original books that were first printed through the Hogarth Press will also be on display.
The gallery said the exhibition would explore "Woolf as a novelist, intellectual, campaigner and public figure" as well as her "developing feminist and political views".
One for the diary for sure.