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.
by Henry Jamyn Brooks
oil on canvas, 1889
by Cyril Flower, 1st Baron Battersea
platinum print, 1890s
by John Thomson, photogravure by Walker & Boutall
photogravure, 1897; published 1899
by and after Alexander Bassano
bromide print, circa 1902
after Henry Jamyn Brooks
photograph, 1919 or after
- Victoria Marjorie Harriet Paget (née Manners), Marchioness of Anglesey (daughter)
- Lady Diana Cooper (Diana (née Manners), Viscountess Norwich) (daughter)
- Henry John Brinsley Manners, 8th Duke of Rutland (husband)
- John Henry Montagu Manners, 9th Duke of Rutland (son)
- Lady Isabel Violet Kathleen Throckmorton (née Manners) (granddaughter)
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