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Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland

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

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

Sitter in 12 portraits
Artist associated with 71 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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Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23379

Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1888
NPG D23379

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

Alberta Victoria (née Paget), Countess of Plymouth

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1888
NPG D23357

Montagu William Lowry Corry, Baron Rowton, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23372

Montagu William Lowry Corry, Baron Rowton

after Violet Manners, 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  Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D20769

Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour

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

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23353

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1889
NPG D23353

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D40036

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1889
NPG D40036

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D5893

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1889
NPG D5893

Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, by Charles William Sherborn, after  Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D7482

Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour

by Charles William Sherborn, after Violet Manners, 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  Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D9613

Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour

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

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

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

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1890s
NPG D23401

Charles William de la Poer Beresford, Baron Beresford, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23359

Charles William de la Poer Beresford, Baron Beresford

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1890
NPG D23359

Ignace Jan Paderewski, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23363

Ignace Jan Paderewski

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1890
NPG D23363

James Archibald Neil Primrose, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23382

James Archibald Neil Primrose

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1890
NPG D23382

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

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

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1890s
NPG D34487

Charles William de la Poer Beresford, Baron Beresford, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D42184

Charles William de la Poer Beresford, Baron Beresford

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1890
NPG D42184

Princess Beatrice of Battenberg, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23352

Princess Beatrice of Battenberg

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1891
NPG D23352

Henry John Brinsley Manners, 8th Duke of Rutland, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23361

Henry John Brinsley Manners, 8th Duke of Rutland

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1891
NPG D23361

Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23362

Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1891
NPG D23362

Rudyard Kipling, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23358

Rudyard Kipling

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1891
NPG D23358

James Rennell Rodd, 1st Baron Rennell, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23369

James Rennell Rodd, 1st Baron Rennell

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1891
NPG D23369

Robert James Loyd-Lindsay, Baron Wantage, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23373

Robert James Loyd-Lindsay, Baron Wantage

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1891
NPG D23373

Arthur Wellesley Peel, 1st Viscount Peel, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23381

Arthur Wellesley Peel, 1st Viscount Peel

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1891
NPG D23381

Harry Cust, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23400

Harry Cust

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1892
NPG D23400

Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23393

Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1892
NPG D23393

Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23364

Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1892
NPG D23364

Sybil Mary (née St Clair-Erskine), Countess of Westmorland, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23380

Sybil Mary (née St Clair-Erskine), Countess of Westmorland

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1892 or after
NPG D23380

Harry Cust, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D34486

Harry Cust

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1892
NPG D34486

Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D5449

Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1892
NPG D5449

John James Robert Manners, 7th Duke of Rutland, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23356

John James Robert Manners, 7th Duke of Rutland

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1893
NPG D23356

Mabel Veronica Batten (née Hatch), after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23398

Mabel Veronica Batten (née Hatch)

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1893
NPG D23398

Francis Thomas de Grey Cowper, 7th Earl Cowper, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23377

Francis Thomas de Grey Cowper, 7th Earl Cowper

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1894
NPG D23377

Lilias Georgina Rodd (née Guthrie), Lady Rennell, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23370

Lilias Georgina Rodd (née Guthrie), Lady Rennell

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1894
NPG D23370

Harriet Sarah (née Loyd), Lady Wantage, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23374

Harriet Sarah (née Loyd), Lady Wantage

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1894
NPG D23374

Amélie Rives, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23375

Amélie Rives

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1894
NPG D23375

Sir Gerald Herbert Portal, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23384

Sir Gerald Herbert Portal

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1894
NPG D23384

Francis Thomas de Grey Cowper, 7th Earl Cowper, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D2219

Francis Thomas de Grey Cowper, 7th Earl Cowper

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1894
NPG D2219

Sir Gerald Herbert Portal, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D8403

Sir Gerald Herbert Portal

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1894
NPG D8403

Anne Dickson-Poynder (née Dundas), Lady Islington, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23383

Anne Dickson-Poynder (née Dundas), Lady Islington

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1895
NPG D23383

Hon. Pauline Spender-Clay (née Astor), after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23399

Hon. Pauline Spender-Clay (née Astor)

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1895
NPG D23399

Lady Ulrica Baring (née Duncombe), after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23367

Lady Ulrica Baring (née Duncombe)

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1896
NPG D23367

Queen Victoria, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23351

Queen Victoria

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1897
NPG D23351

John Henry Montagu Manners, 9th Duke of Rutland, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23390

John Henry Montagu Manners, 9th Duke of Rutland

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1897
NPG D23390

Norah Mary Madeleine Lindsay (née Bourke), after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23392

Norah Mary Madeleine Lindsay (née Bourke)

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1897
NPG D23392

Norah Mary Madeleine Lindsay (née Bourke), after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D9486

Norah Mary Madeleine Lindsay (née Bourke)

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1897
NPG D9486

Winifred Anna (née Dallas-Yorke), Duchess of Portland, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23355

Winifred Anna (née Dallas-Yorke), Duchess of Portland

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1898
NPG D23355

Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23368

Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1898
NPG D23368

Cecil John Rhodes, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23387

Cecil John Rhodes

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1898
NPG D23387

Cecil John Rhodes, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D5806

Cecil John Rhodes

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1898
NPG D5806

Mrs Patrick Campbell, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23394

Mrs Patrick Campbell

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1899
NPG D23394

William Arthur Cavendish-Bentinck, 6th Duke of Portland, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23354

William Arthur Cavendish-Bentinck, 6th Duke of Portland

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1899
NPG D23354

Maud (née Holt), Lady Beerbohm Tree, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23388

Maud (née Holt), Lady Beerbohm Tree

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1899
NPG D23388

Sir Algernon Edward West, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23389

Sir Algernon Edward West

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1899
NPG D23389

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