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"I really must pay Violet a visit..."
— The Fat Lady talking about visiting her friend[src]

Violet was a witch in who had a portrait at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.[4]


Her portrait hung in a small chamber off of the Great Hall. Because of this, she witnessed when Harry Potter and the other Triwizard Tournament participants were given the information about the tournament. She was friends with the Fat Lady and is known to go to her painting as well as going other places to find things to gossip about.[4] Violet and the Fat Lady were known to drink too much on special occasions such as Christmas.[3] She also gave Bill Weasley a wink during the Triwizard Tournament.[5]

Behind the scenes


The name "Violet" comes from the English word violet for the purple flower, ultimately derived from Latin viola. It was common in Scotland from the 16th century, and it came into general use as an English given name during the 19th century.


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Notes and references

  1. J.K. Rowling at the Edinburgh Book Festival (15 August, 2004)
  2. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 5, "PORTRAIT PANIC" Achievement
  3. 3.0 3.1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 23 (The Yule Ball)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 17 (The Four Champions)
  5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 31 (The Third Task)
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Portraits, statues and other artwork located on the ground floor

Brian Gagwilde · Circe · Gargoyles at the staff room entrance · George von Rheticus · Giffard Abbott · Glanmore Peakes · Godric Gryffindor · Google Stump · Greta Catchlove · Henry Bumblepuft · Lonely Male Gargoyle · Lonely Male Gargoyle's friend · Medieval couple · Merwyn the Malicious · Mirabella Plunkett · Miserable Female Gargoyle · Norvel Twonk · Old Posh Baron · People watching Quidditch · Staring Portrait · Professor Swoopstikes · Temeritus Shanks · Timothy the Timid · Violet · Architect of Hogwarts · First Headmaster of Hogwarts · Jocunda Sykes · Sarcastic Male Gargoyle · Portrait of a girl with flowers · Wizard with a walrus moustache