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Violet Trefusis (1894-1972), Writer; daughter of Alice Keppel

Sitter in 29 portraits
The daughter of the Edwardian socialite Alice Keppel, Violet Trefusis was the author of a number of works written both in French and English, including the novels Sortie de Secours (1929), Echo (1931) and a book of reminiscences, Don't Look Round (1952). From 1918-1921 she was the lover of Vita Sackville-West, an account of which is fictionalised in Virginia Woolf's Orlando, where Trefusis appears as the Russian Princess Sasha.

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5229

Violet Trefusis

by Jacques-Emile Blanche
oil on canvas, 1926
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5229

5934

Violet Trefusis

by (Arthur) Derek Hill
oil on cardboard, 1945
NPG 5934

x75997

Alice Frederica Keppel (née Edmonstone); Violet Trefusis

by Unknown photographer
sepia vintage print, late 1890s
NPG x75997

x76714

Violet Trefusis; Alice Frederica Keppel (née Edmonstone)

printed by Tony White, after Alice Hughes
platinum copy print, 1994 (1899)
NPG x76714

x76715

Violet Trefusis

by Bertram Park
vintage bromide print, late 1920s
NPG x76715

x75942

Violet Trefusis

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 25-31 August 1947
NPG x75942

x75944

Violet Trefusis

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 25-31 August 1947
NPG x75944

x75945

Violet Trefusis; Derek Coventry Patmore

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 25-31 August 1947
NPG x75945

x75946

Derek Coventry Patmore; Violet Trefusis

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 25-31 August 1947
NPG x75946

x75947

Violet Trefusis

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 25-31 August 1947
NPG x75947

x75949

Derek Coventry Patmore; Violet Trefusis

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 25-31 August 1947
NPG x75949

x75950

Violet Trefusis

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 25-31 August 1947
NPG x75950

x75948

Violet Trefusis

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 25-31 August 1947
NPG x75948

x75941

Violet Trefusis

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 25-31 August 1947
NPG x75941

x75881

Violet Trefusis

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 21 September 1950
NPG x75881

x76875

Violet Trefusis

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 21 September 1950
NPG x76875

x135369

Violet Trefusis

by Foto Agenzia Marchiori
vintage cream-toned bromide print, 1950s
NPG x135369

x88819

Violet Trefusis

by Pamela Chandler
modern bromide print from original negative, 1952
NPG x88819

x75943

Violet Trefusis

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 25-31 August 1947
NPG x75943

x75951

Derek Coventry Patmore; Violet Trefusis

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 25-31 August 1947
NPG x75951

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