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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 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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Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland, by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by  Richard Bentley & Son - NPG Ax5427

Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Richard Bentley & Son
carbon print, published 1888
NPG Ax5427

Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland when Lady Granby, by Cyril Flower, 1st Baron Battersea - NPG Ax15679

Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland when Lady Granby

by Cyril Flower, 1st Baron Battersea
platinum print, 1890s
NPG Ax15679

Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland, by Hayman Seleg Mendelssohn - NPG x22147

Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland

by Hayman Seleg Mendelssohn
photolithograph, 1892
NPG x22147

Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland, by Michele Schemboche - NPG x144187

Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland

by Michele Schemboche
albumen cabinet card, circa 1892
NPG x144187

Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland as Mary Isabella, Duchess of Rutland after Cosway, by John Thomson, photogravure by  Walker & Boutall - NPG Ax41217

Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland as Mary Isabella, Duchess of Rutland after Cosway

by John Thomson, photogravure by Walker & Boutall
photogravure, 1897; published 1899
NPG Ax41217

Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x6509

Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland

by George Charles Beresford
dry-plate glass negative, 1902
NPG x6509

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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Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland

by Herbert Rose Barraud
carbon print, 1888
NPG x22148

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