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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

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

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

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

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

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