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Woolf Collection

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Background imageWoolf Collection: Captain Woolf Barnato with his Bentley

Captain Woolf Barnato with his Bentley
Captain Woolf Barnato with his Speed Six Bentley fitted with a racing body. Woolf Barnato had just beaten the Blue Train from Monte Carlo to Calais in this (or similar) car

Background imageWoolf Collection: Virginia Woolf 1930

Virginia Woolf 1930
VIRGINIA WOOLF English novelist

Background imageWoolf Collection: DREADNOUGHT HOAX

DREADNOUGHT HOAX
VIRGINIA WOOLF as a young woman, with Duncan Grant, Adrian Stephen, Anthony Buxton, Guy Ridley and Horace Cole as " The Emperor of Abyssinia and His Suite"

Background imageWoolf Collection: Penthouse Hotel, Cliff Road, Newquay, Cornwall. 1987

Penthouse Hotel, Cliff Road, Newquay, Cornwall. 1987
A view of the Penthouse Hotel from across the road. Holiday makers are walking along the street. Photographer: Joyce Greenham

Background imageWoolf Collection: LFB turntable ladders in use at Hackney fire

LFB turntable ladders in use at Hackney fire
Firefighters in action at Messrs Woolf, a furniture store in Hackney, East London

Background imageWoolf Collection: Portrait of Virginia Woolf, 1927 (photo)

Portrait of Virginia Woolf, 1927 (photo)
3557540 Portrait of Virginia Woolf, 1927 (photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Adeline Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

Background imageWoolf Collection: Knole Park in Kent, the Seat of His Grace the Duke of Dorset, 1775. Artist: Michael Angelo Rooker

Knole Park in Kent, the Seat of His Grace the Duke of Dorset, 1775. Artist: Michael Angelo Rooker
Knole Park in Kent, the Seat of His Grace the Duke of Dorset, 1775. In the early 17th century Knole was transformed from a late medieval archbishops palace into a Renaissance mansion

Background imageWoolf Collection: Drivers & personalities in the Five Hundred Miles Race, 1929

Drivers & personalities in the Five Hundred Miles Race, 1929
Five of the leading lights in the great Five Hundred Miles Race which took place at Brooklands on 12 October 1929. At the top is Mr Kaye Don who drove a supercharged Sunbeam, Earl Howe (top right)

Background imageWoolf Collection: Virginia Woolf / Morgan

Virginia Woolf / Morgan
VIRGINIA WOOLF English novelist

Background imageWoolf Collection: P. N. Woolf, Commander of the Clipper Ship Razboinik from 1886 to 1902, 1889. Creator: Unknown

P. N. Woolf, Commander of the Clipper Ship Razboinik from 1886 to 1902, 1889. Creator: Unknown
P. N. Woolf, Commander of the Clipper Ship Razboinik from 1886 to 1902, 1889. From a collection consisting of an album and individual photographs that document the Arctic voyage in 1889 of

Background imageWoolf Collection: Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), 1924. Creator: Morrell, Lady Ottoline (1873-1938)

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), 1924. Creator: Morrell, Lady Ottoline (1873-1938)
Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), 1924. Private Collection

Background imageWoolf Collection: Nottingham School of Art Date: circa 1909

Nottingham School of Art Date: circa 1909

Background imageWoolf Collection: Celebrities in the guise of Gods and Muses - Anrep Mosaic

Celebrities in the guise of Gods and Muses - Anrep Mosaic
Celebrities in the guise of Gods and Muses - represented in mosaics in the National Gallery, London Entrance Hall - the work of Boris Anrep (1883 - 1969), a Russian mosaicist active in Britain. 1933

Background imageWoolf Collection: The Dreadnought Hoax

The Dreadnought Hoax
THE DREADNOUGHT HOAX The Emperor of Abyssinia and his suite prepare to inspect the Royal Navy : Virginia Stephen (Woolf) on left, Horace Cole on the right Date: February 1910

Background imageWoolf Collection: Shipwreck

Shipwreck
Drawing of what appears to be shipwreck victims, laid in contorted positions. Date: circa 1929

Background imageWoolf Collection: Man and Woman in the Sky

Man and Woman in the Sky
Drawing of a streamlined form of a man and woman almost flying through the air. Date: circa 1930

Background imageWoolf Collection: Virginia Woolf - portrait, 1932 (b/w photo)

Virginia Woolf - portrait, 1932 (b/w photo)
3771370 Virginia Woolf - portrait, 1932 (b/w photo); (add.info.: Virginia Woolf-portrait of the English novelist and essayist. 25 January 1882-28 March 1941. From, The Bookman 83, November 1932)

Background imageWoolf Collection: 2407888

2407888

Background imageWoolf Collection: In the Morning, (oil on canvas)

In the Morning, (oil on canvas)
985400 In the Morning, (oil on canvas) by Woolf, Samuel Johnson (1880-1948); 157.5x108.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: In the Morning. Samuel Johnson Woolf (1880-1948). Oil on canvas

Background imageWoolf Collection: Nottingham Trent University, Nottinghamshire. Date: circa 1905

Nottingham Trent University, Nottinghamshire. Date: circa 1905

Background imageWoolf Collection: Beauchief Abbey, Sheffield, South Yorkshire - a medieval monastic house now serving as a parish

Beauchief Abbey, Sheffield, South Yorkshire - a medieval monastic house now serving as a parish church in the southern suburbs of Sheffield Date: 1910

Background imageWoolf Collection: Queen Victoria Statue, Carlisle, Cumbria Date: 1910

Queen Victoria Statue, Carlisle, Cumbria Date: 1910

Background imageWoolf Collection: Belfast Castle on the slopes of Cavehill Country Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Date: circa 1909

Belfast Castle on the slopes of Cavehill Country Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Date: circa 1909

Background imageWoolf Collection: Nottingham Arboretum - Chinese Bell Tower. Date: circa 1909

Nottingham Arboretum - Chinese Bell Tower. Date: circa 1909

Background imageWoolf Collection: Newstead Abbey near Nottingham. Date: circa 1909

Newstead Abbey near Nottingham. Date: circa 1909

Background imageWoolf Collection: LFB turntable ladders in use at Hackney fire

LFB turntable ladders in use at Hackney fire
Firefighters in action at Messrs Woolf, a furniture store in Hackney, East London. Date: 1949

Background imageWoolf Collection: Mrs Todgers & Bailey (colour litho)

Mrs Todgers & Bailey (colour litho)
3643047 Mrs Todgers & Bailey (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Mrs Todgers & Bailey. Postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imageWoolf Collection: Julia Jackson, 1867. Creator: Julia Margaret Cameron

Julia Jackson, 1867. Creator: Julia Margaret Cameron
Julia Jackson, 1867

Background imageWoolf Collection: Mrs. Herbert Duckworth, 1867. Creator: Julia Margaret Cameron

Mrs. Herbert Duckworth, 1867. Creator: Julia Margaret Cameron
Mrs. Herbert Duckworth, 1867. This portrait of Julia Jackson, suggests Christian and classical ideals of purity, strength, and grace. The photograph was made the year Julia married Herbert Duckworth

Background imageWoolf Collection: Leicester - St Nicholas Church

Leicester - St Nicholas Church. Date: circa 1904

Background imageWoolf Collection: Leicester - St Marys Church and the Castle Gateway

Leicester - St Marys Church and the Castle Gateway. Date: circa 1904

Background imageWoolf Collection: Leicester - The Clock Tower

Leicester - The Clock Tower. Date: circa 1904

Background imageWoolf Collection: Leicester - St Martins Church

Leicester - St Martins Church Date: circa 1904

Background imageWoolf Collection: Leicester - Abbey Park - The Pavilion

Leicester - Abbey Park - The Pavilion Date: circa 1904

Background imageWoolf Collection: Plymouth Hoe - Plymouth, Devon

Plymouth Hoe - Plymouth, Devon - View at dusk. Date: circa 1904

Background imageWoolf Collection: Leicester - Presbyterian Church and Robert Hall Statue

Leicester - Presbyterian Church and Robert Hall Statue
Leicester - Scots Presbyterian Church and Statue of the Reverend Robert Hall (17641831) an English Baptist minister. Date: circa 1904

Background imageWoolf Collection: Scenes from the cabaret show at Rectors Night-Club, London

Scenes from the cabaret show at Rectors Night-Club, London
The cream of cabaret - scenes from the cabaret show at Rectors Night-Club, London, 1923. Central photograph shows cabaret star Monty Woolf surrounded by eleven fashion models that were part of a

Background imageWoolf Collection: VIRGINIA WOOLF (1882-1941). English writer. Photograph by George Charles Beresford

VIRGINIA WOOLF (1882-1941). English writer. Photograph by George Charles Beresford, 1902

Background imageWoolf Collection: Enfield-Allday of Woolf Barnato at the JCC 200 Mile Race, Brooklands, 1922. Artist: Bill Brunell

Enfield-Allday of Woolf Barnato at the JCC 200 Mile Race, Brooklands, 1922. Artist: Bill Brunell
Enfield-Allday 1496 cc. Event Entry No: 12. Driver: Barnato, W. or Chance, J. Retired with a seized engine at 10 laps. Place: Brooklands. J.C.C. 200-mile Race. Date: 19.8.22

Background imageWoolf Collection: Leon Cushman working on his Bugatti Brescia at the JCC 200 Mile Race, Brooklands, Surrey, 1922

Leon Cushman working on his Bugatti Brescia at the JCC 200 Mile Race, Brooklands, Surrey, 1922
Bugatti Brescia 1496 cc. No: 16. Driver: Cushman, L. With cowled radiator. Background: Enfield-Allday 1496 cc. No: 12. Driver: Barnato, W. Retired with seized engine after 10 laps Brooklands. J.C.C

Background imageWoolf Collection: Winning Bentley of Jack Dunfee and Woolf Barnato, BARC 6-Hour Race, Brooklands, Surrey

Winning Bentley of Jack Dunfee and Woolf Barnato, BARC 6-Hour Race, Brooklands, Surrey
Bentley 6597 cc. Event Entry No: 3. Drivers: Dunfee, J./Barnato, W. Place: Brooklands. BARC 6-hour race. Date: 29.6.29

Background imageWoolf Collection: Bassist Simon Woolf playing at The Fairway, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, 2002

Bassist Simon Woolf playing at The Fairway, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, 2002
Geoff Simkins Quartet bassist Simon Woolf playing at The Fairway, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, 3 November 2002

Background imageWoolf Collection: Sir Leslie Stephen (1832-1904), English author, critic and mountaineer, early 20th century

Sir Leslie Stephen (1832-1904), English author, critic and mountaineer, early 20th century. Stephen was the father of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell

Background imageWoolf Collection: Virginia Woolf, English novelist, essayist and critic, early 20th century

Virginia Woolf, English novelist, essayist and critic, early 20th century. Virginia Woolf (nee Stephen) (1882-1941) was a leading figure in London literary circles

Background imageWoolf Collection: CM Woolf, British film producer, 1933

CM Woolf, British film producer, 1933

Background imageWoolf Collection: Virginia Woolf, British author, 1930s(?)

Virginia Woolf, British author, 1930s(?). A novelist, essayist and critic, Virginia Woolf (nee Stephen) (1882-1941) was a leading figure in London literary circles

Background imageWoolf Collection: Virginia Woolf, British author, 1902. Artist: George Charles Beresford

Virginia Woolf, British author, 1902. Artist: George Charles Beresford
Virginia Woolf, British author, 1902. A novelist, essayist and critic, Virginia Woolf (nee Stephen) (1882-1941) was a leading figure in London literary circles




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"Woolf: A Tapestry of Stories Unveiled" Step into the intricate world of Woolf, where history intertwines with imagination and extraordinary tales come to life. From the depths of the Titanic blueprint emerges a story of ambition and resilience, echoing Captain Woolf Barnato's legendary journey alongside his beloved Bentley. In 1930, Virginia Woolf herself graces our narrative, her pen weaving words that transcend time. Her literary prowess captivates hearts as she unveils profound truths through her enchanting prose. But amidst the elegance lies an unexpected twist - the DREADNOUGHT HOAX. A daring escapade that challenges societal norms and leaves us questioning reality itself. Witness bravery in action as LFB turntable ladders battle flames at Hackney fire, their valiant efforts illuminating the strength within humanity. Journey to Penthouse Hotel in Cliff Road, Newquay, Cornwall in 1987; a place where dreams are born and memories etched forever. Here, stories unfold like waves crashing against rugged cliffs. Knole Park in Kent beckons us back to 1775 when Michael Angelo Rooker immortalized its grandeur on canvas. The Seat of His Grace the Duke of Dorset stands proud amidst nature's embrace. The Five Hundred Miles Race roars with excitement as drivers and personalities unite for a thrilling spectacle in 1929. Speed becomes poetry on wheels as they chase victory across endless horizons. A portrait captures Virginia Woolf's essence in 1927 - her piercing gaze revealing worlds hidden beneath ink-stained fingertips. And there she is again beside Morgan; two icons entwined by destiny's hand. Amidst these tales lies a shipwreck - a haunting reminder that even legends can succumb to fate's merciless grip. Yet from tragedy arises hope; Man and Woman soar together towards boundless skies above.