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Greffulhe, Comtesse

1860 - 1952

Caraman-Chimay, Elisabeth de Princess

Biography
The Comtesse Greffulhe was born Elizabeth Riquet de Caraman-Chimay, daughter of Prince Joseph Marie Guy Henri Philippe de Riquet. She married Henri Jules Charles Emanuel, Comte Greffulhe, with whom she had one daughter. A celebrated beauty, her salons hosted the cream of Parisian artistic, scientific and political circles, and her status as an arbiter of good taste made her patronage invaluable to artists. She helped to launch Auguste Rodin and Gustave Moreau's careers in high society, and was instrumental in ensuring James McNeill Whistler's acceptance in France.

Bibliography
1991
Brissac, Anne de Cossé. La comtesse Greffulhe. Paris, 1991.
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