François, Count Taillepied de Bondy, was the eldest son of Olivier-Achille-Gabriel, Vicomte Taillepied de Bondy [1840-1895] and his wife Françoise-Camille-Marie, née Moitessier [1850-1934]. He had two brothers and a sister: Edouard-Marie-Robert [1877-1914], Jean [married 1919], and Renée-Marie-Magdaleine [1883-1973]. When François was about ten years old, his family moved from their estate, the château La Barre at Ciron, to Paris, in order to insure the children a good education. François was then enrolled at the Collège Stanislas. He inherited from his mother a portrait by Ingres of his grandmother, Inès Moitessier which is now in the NGA.
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