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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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Theodosia Bagot (née Leslie, later Swann), after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23395

Theodosia Bagot (née Leslie, later Swann)

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1899
NPG D23395

Rachel (née Gurney), Countess of Dudley, by Frederick John Jenkins, after  Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D35599

Rachel (née Gurney), Countess of Dudley

by Frederick John Jenkins, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
heliogravure, (1899)
NPG D35599

William Arthur Cavendish-Bentinck, 6th Duke of Portland, after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland - NPG D5550

William Arthur Cavendish-Bentinck, 6th Duke of Portland

after (Marion Margaret) Violet Manners (née Lindsay), Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1899
NPG D5550

Charlotte Monckton Lister (née Tennant), Lady Ribblesdale, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23360

Charlotte Monckton Lister (née Tennant), Lady Ribblesdale

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1900 or before
NPG D23360

Helen Venetia (née Duncombe), Viscountess D'Abernon, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23366

Helen Venetia (née Duncombe), Viscountess D'Abernon

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1900 or before
NPG D23366

Lady Susan Mary Keppel Townley (née Keppel), after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23371

Lady Susan Mary Keppel Townley (née Keppel)

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1900 or before
NPG D23371

Jeanette ('Jennie') Churchill (née Jerome), Lady Randolph Churchill, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D23386

Jeanette ('Jennie') Churchill (née Jerome), Lady Randolph Churchill

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
lithograph, 1900 or before
NPG D23386

Hon. Helen Muriel Beckett, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D31604

Hon. Helen Muriel Beckett

after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
collotype, (1901)
NPG D31604

Gilbert John Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto, by Henry Dixon & Son, after  Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D20794

Gilbert John Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto

by Henry Dixon & Son, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
photogravure, circa 1911
NPG D20794

Gilbert John Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto, by Henry Dixon & Son, after  Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland - NPG D9863

Gilbert John Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto

by Henry Dixon & Son, after Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland
photogravure, circa 1911
NPG D9863

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