Portrait of Violet Lindsay, Duchess of Rutland
Frederick Hollyer (1837-1933)
Museum no. 7830-1938
This is a portrait of Violet Lindsay Manners, Duchess of Rutland (1856-1937). She was a well known artist, and a champion of 'Aesthetic' dress - a dress movement that eschewed restrictive corsetry and artificial bustles for loose, draping clothes with simple silhouettes in natural fabrics and colours.