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Violet Lindsay (1856–1937), Duchess of Rutland

Photo credit: National Trust Images

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This is an exotic portrait of the second daughter of Charles Hugh Lindsay (1816–1889), granddaughter of James Lindsay, 24th Earl of Crawford and 7th Earl of Balcarres, and wife of Henry John Brinsley Manners (1852–1925), Marquess of Granby, 8th Duke of Rutland. It was, according to the artist’s inscription, given to her daughter Marjorie Manners, Marchioness of Anglesey in 1918. A champion of Aesthetic dress, here Lady Violet is wearing a cloak and Mucha-like operatic headdress.

National Trust, Plas Newydd

Llanfairpwll


Date

1918

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 89.5 x W 59 cm

Accession number

1175974

Acquisition method

on long-term loan, since 1976

Work type

Painting


Normally on display at

National Trust, Plas Newydd

Llanfairpwll, Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn) LL61 6DQ Wales

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