The Bloomsbury Group

There is a great deal of discussion and dispute concerning the membership list of the Group at various times, yet certain names are central: Virginia and Leonard Woolf, Clive and Vanessa Bell, Lytton Strachey, Maynard Keynes, Duncan Grant, Roger Fry, and E. M. Forster.  But many others such as David Garnett, Vita Sackville-West, Raymond Mortimer, Dora Carrington, and Ottoline Morrell, to name just a few, came into the orbit of the “Bloomsberries” and smaller circles were formed within and adjacent to the larger one. The Omega Workshops, the Grafton Group, The Friday Club, The Memoir Club, The London Artists’ Association, The London Group, and The Cambridge Apostles are all examples of these intellectual and artistic relationships.

1.  Quentin Bell. Virginia Woolf: a biography. London: Hogarth Press, 1972. 2 v.

2.  Vanessa Bell.  Notes on Virginia's childhood: a memoir. New York: Frank Hallman, 1974.

3.  E. M. Forster.  Virginia Woolf.  Cambridge University Press, 1942.

4.  Duncan Grant.  Nurse Lugton was asleep. [196-?]  Ink on paper.

5.  Virginia Woolf.  Nurse Lugton's golden thimble.  With pictures by Duncan Grant.  London: The Hogarth Press , 1966.

6.  Virginia Woolf.  Reviewing…with a note by Leonard Woolf.  London: The Hogarth Press, 1939.

7.  Virginia Woolf.  Roger Fry: a biography.  London: The Hogarth Press, 1940. Fry’s portrait is by Vanessa Bell.

8.  Duncan Grant.  Study for bookplate for Adrian Stephen.  [ca. 1911]. India ink and pencil on paper.

9.  Duncan Grant. Cheerful weather for the wedding. [1932?] .Ink and watercolour on paper.

10.  Virginia Woolf.  Orlando: a biography. London: Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 1928. Vita Sackville-West was the inspiration for this book.


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