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Shannon had long been a favourite portraitist of the Manners family, having painted Lady Marjorie 18 years before, a version of which also hangs at Plas Newydd. The artist painted this work shortly before he renounced his American citizenship for a knighthood.
Violet Lindsay (1856–1937), Duchess of Rutland
oil on canvas
H 89.5 x W 59 cm
on long-term loan, since 1976
'To Lady Marjorie, Aug 2/18, SJ Shannon'