Lady Ottoline Violet Anne Morrell (16 June 1873 – 21 April 1938) was an English aristocrat and society hostess. Her patronage was influential in artistic and intellectual circles, where she befriended writers such as Aldous Huxley, Siegfried Sassoon, T. S. Eliot and D. H. Lawrence, and artists such as Mark Gertler, Dora Carrington and Gilbert Spencer.
Lady Ottoline Morrell, * by Cecil Beaton, 1927 Lady Ottoline Morrell * (1873-1938), aristocrat, society hostess and arts patron was remarkable for her generosity, her outlandish appearance and the legendary parties she threw at her house in Bloomsbury's Gower Street.
Lady Ottoline Morrell, 1900s "Lady Ottoline Morrell, Bloomsbury Group society and literary hostess, sometimes wore extravagant Turkish robes and dyed her hair a soft purple. Here it is parted in the middle. swept up with combs, and probably pinned over hair pads to create the exaggerated rolls of hair which were fashionable at the time.