The second set of platinum prints to be co-published by our studio’s imprint Platinum Print Editions and the National Portrait Gallery in 2014 coincides with the exhibition ‘Virginia Woolf, Art, Life & Vision’.

The set includes two iconic portraits of Woolf, who is widely regarded as one of the most important and celebrated writers of the twentieth century. The images were photographed by George Charles Beresford who specialised in platinotype portraits of writers, artists and politicians from 1902 to 1932.The National Portrait Gallery currently has in its archive the largest collection of glass plates and original negatives/prints of his work.

The platinum prints are available individually in an edition of 25 and as a Collectors set in an edition of 20. The Collectors set includes both portraits presented in a hand made silk covered portfolio with biographical text written by NPG curator Paul Moorhouse. Prints are mounted ready to be framed. Price increases as the edition sells. Each print is numbered and authenticated with the National Portrait Gallery & Platinum Print Editions stamp on the verso. No further editions will be printed.

Below ilustrates the layout of the Collectors Set :










Profile of Virginia Woolf I (1902), George Charles Beresford, Modern Platinum/Palladium print on Japanese Gampi paper (2014)



Profile of Virginia Woolf II (1902), George Charles Beresford, Modern Platinum/Palladium print on Japanese Gampi paper (2014)


The prints can be viewed in person at the National Portrait Gallery shop. To purchase the Collectors set online click here or as individual prints here.

For further sales information please email Information regarding the next series of platinum prints to be published with the National Portrait Gallery will feature in upcoming posts.

The exhibition ‘Virginia Woolf, Art, Life & Vision’ runs from July-October 2014 and is curated by biographer and art historian Frances Spalding, the exhibition includes distinctive portraits of Woolf by her Bloomsbury Group contemporaries Vanessa Bell and Roger Fry and photographs by George Charles Beresford (shown above) and Man Ray, as well as intimate images recording her time spent with friends and family. Woolf’s early life and literary achievements, alongside lesser known aspects of her time in London and political views, are brought into focus through in-depth research and a remarkable array of personal objects including letters, diaries and books.



Virginia Woolf – National Portrait Gallery Private View Event 8th July 2014



Virginia Woolf – Platinum Print Collectors set display at NPG Private view event 8th July 2014


For further information about the exhibition visit

To learn more about the first set of platinum prints to be co-published with the National Portrait Gallery click here

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