Lady Ottoline Morrell(1873-1938), Patron of the arts; half-sister of 6th Duke of Portland; wife of Philip Edward Morrell
Sitter associated with 595 portraits
Artist associated with 1703 portraits
Patron and society hostess. After travelling widely as a young woman, in 1902 Ottoline married Philip Morrell, a solicitor and later Liberal MP. She established herself as a literary and political hostess at their home in Bloomsbury and from 1915 at Garsington Manor, their home near Oxford. Her social gatherings provided a forum for intellectual interaction and opportunities for writers and artists to meet patrons. Visitors to Garsington included Lytton Strachey, Henry Lamb, Aldous Huxley, Bertrand Russell, Henry Lamb and Augustus John.