Monday, 16 May 2016

The inkpot of Virginia Woolf

The thickness of this nib and the luxury of this paper will show you that I am in a rich and illiterate house .... gothic, barbaric. I dip my pen into the hoof of an old hunter.

Virginia Woolf writing to Violet Dickinson from the house of her brother-in-law, 2 January 1907, in Letters of Virginia Woolf, ed. Nigel Nicholson and Joanne Trautmann, vol. I, London: Hogarth Press 1975.
Photo from Graham Budd auction catalogue