Robert Eagle Fine Art

Portrait of the Duchess of Westminster finds a new home

A portrait of Viola, the Duchess of Westminster, that had been stored away for decades and all but forgotten has now been acquired for her family. Painted by David Rolt in 1949, the portrait is a fond study of the Duchess playing the piano. Last shown in public at the David Rolt memorial exhibition in 1986, it was one of several portraits in the private collection that the artist left to his own family. Now cleaned and restored, it has found a new home with Lady Jane Grosvenor, the late Duchess' daughter.