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Violet Trefusis (née Keppel) NPG 5229 Portrait Print

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© National Portrait Gallery, London

by Jacques-Emile Blanche

Violet Trefusis was a writer and a patron of the arts. She wrote nine novels (five in English, four in French), poems, articles on Travels and Art, essays, short-stories, plays and epigrams. In 1950 General Catroux awards her with Légion d’honneur as femme de lettres; In 1953 the president of Paris Council, presents her with the Medaille d’argent de la ville de Paris. In 1960 the President of the Italian Republic confers on Violet Trefusis the highest honor of Commendatore della Repubblica italiana “for her literary merits and her attachment shown towards Italy”. During the 50s and the 60s, she established a cosmopolitan cultural environment that made her Villa dell’Ombrellino in Florence (as well as her two houses in France) a benchmark for artists and intellectuals. In 1966 she promoted the twinning between Florence and Edinburgh. She died in Florence on 1st March 1972. In March 2019 the Library of Oblate in Florence gave the name of Violet Trefusis to one of its main reading-rooms.

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Extra small 102mm x 153mm

Small 297mm x 210mm 

Medium 483mm x 329mm

Large 615mm x 432mm

Medium Canvas Shortest edge 297mm

Images are printed in their original proportions, within a white border, on the paper of your choice. Please note that a copyright line is included beneath the image (except on the Extra Small Photo, Medium Matt Fine Art and Canvas options) and the dimensions listed above are for the paper size only.

The Photo paper has a semi-gloss finish, ideally suited to reproductions of photographs, while the Art paper has a matt textured surface that works particularly well for reproductions of drawings, etchings and some paintings.


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