Le comte Doria was a wealthy landowner who spent most of his time at his château d'Orrouy, near the village of Crépy-en-Valois, where he served as mayor. In 1851 he married and in 1855 was widowed with two children: Marie Luce [d. 1878] and François. M. le comte was a collector of Barbizon and Impressionist paintings, frequenting the Galerie Durand-Ruel and that of Père Martin in Paris. At his posthumous sale held at the Galerie Georges Petit in Paris, there were 69 paintings by Corot, as well as numerous works by Rousseau, Daubigny, and Daumier. He owned also works by Cezanne, Renoir, Monet and Degas. Doria and his family were painted by Adolphe-Félix Cals, who lived on the estate at Orrouy. His grandson, Arnaud, comte Doria [1890-1977] was also a collector of art.
Album souvenir de la collection Armand Doria, précédé d'un essai sur la vie du comte Armand Doria par M. Arsène Alexandre. Paris, 1899
Distel, Anne. Les collectionneurs des impressionists: Amateurs et marchands. Paris, 1989:171-173