The Kennedy mss., 1972, consist of four hand-colored lithographs, artists' proofs, of author Virginia Woolf, 1882-1941. The lithographs were made by artist and illustrator, Richard Kennedy, 1910- , and produced as a portfolio titled Virginia Woolf, "As I knew her." Two of the lithographs are framed: "Virginia setting type" and "Virginia's Portrait." The other two, in mats but not frames, are titled "Four Reflections of Virginia" and "Virginia Writing." Kennedy became apprenticed at age 16 to the Hogarth Press run by Leonard and Virginia Woolf. He has illustrated several books including international best-selling children's books by Astrid Lindgren, and in 1972 he wrote A Boy at the Hogarth Press, an illustrated memoir.
A folder of printed pieces, including an order form for etchings and lithographs by Kennedy, accompany the collection.
Gift. Mary E. Gaither, Bloomington, IN and Mrs. Frances W. Chase, Needham, MA 1998
Collection size: 4 items