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(Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland

(1856-1937), Artist; wife of 8th Duke of Rutland

Sitter in 12 portraits
Artist associated with 70 portraits
Never formally trained in art, Violet Manners was one of the first exhibitors at the Grosvenor Gallery when it opened in 1877, and she continued to exhibit extensively throughout her life, including at the Royal Academy and the Fine Art Society. She published a selection of her Portraits of Men and Women, drawings of people in her social circle, in 1900. Manners was one of the central figures of the Souls, a group of aristocrats formed in the 1870s-90s, who came together because of their shared intellectual interests and avant-garde artistic taste.

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Lady Diana Cooper (Diana (née Manners), Viscountess Norwich), by (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland - NPG 5405

Lady Diana Cooper (Diana (née Manners), Viscountess Norwich)

by (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland
pencil, 1906
NPG 5405

'Miss Madeline Bourke' (possibly Norah Mary Madeleine Lindsay (née Bourke)), after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23396

'Miss Madeline Bourke' (possibly Norah Mary Madeleine Lindsay (née Bourke))

after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1886
NPG D23396

Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23379

Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour

after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1888
NPG D23379

Alberta Victoria (née Paget), Countess of Plymouth, after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23357

Alberta Victoria (née Paget), Countess of Plymouth

after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1888
NPG D23357

Montagu William Lowry Corry, Baron Rowton, after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23372

Montagu William Lowry Corry, Baron Rowton

after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1888
NPG D23372

Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, published by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after  Charles William Sherborn, after  (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland - NPG D20769

Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour

published by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after Charles William Sherborn, after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland
photogravure, 1889 (1888)
NPG D20769

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23353

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury

after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1889
NPG D23353

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland - NPG D5893

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury

after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1889
NPG D5893

Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, by Charles William Sherborn, after  (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland - NPG D7482

Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour

by Charles William Sherborn, after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland
etching, 1889 (1888)
NPG D7482

Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, published by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after  Charles William Sherborn, after  (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland - NPG D9613

Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour

published by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after Charles William Sherborn, after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland
photogravure, 1889 (1888)
NPG D9613

Emmeline Mary Elizabeth ('Nina') Cust (née Welby-Gregory), after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23401

Emmeline Mary Elizabeth ('Nina') Cust (née Welby-Gregory)

after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1890s
NPG D23401

Charles William de la Poer Beresford, Baron Beresford, after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23359

Charles William de la Poer Beresford, Baron Beresford

after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1890
NPG D23359

Ignace Jean Paderewski, after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23363

Ignace Jean Paderewski

after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1890
NPG D23363

James Archibald Neil Primrose, after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23382

James Archibald Neil Primrose

after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1890
NPG D23382

Emmeline Mary Elizabeth ('Nina') Cust (née Welby-Gregory), after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland - NPG D34487

Emmeline Mary Elizabeth ('Nina') Cust (née Welby-Gregory)

after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1890s
NPG D34487

Charles William de la Poer Beresford, Baron Beresford, after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland - NPG D42184

Charles William de la Poer Beresford, Baron Beresford

after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1890
NPG D42184

Princess Beatrice of Battenberg, after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23352

Princess Beatrice of Battenberg

after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1891
NPG D23352

Henry John Brinsley Manners, 8th Duke of Rutland, after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23361

Henry John Brinsley Manners, 8th Duke of Rutland

after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1891
NPG D23361

(Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland, after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23362

(Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland

after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1891
NPG D23362

Rudyard Kipling, after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23358

Rudyard Kipling

after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1891
NPG D23358

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