[France] C.te Guy de la Tour-du-Pin.
[London, Published by J. Mitchell, Royal Library, 33, Old Bond St. C. Graf, Lith. to Her Majesty.]
Lithograph on india paper, india 225 x 160mm. 8¾ x 6¼". Edges of the paper chipped with repaired tears, slight staining in the paper.
From a series of portraits by Count Alfred Guillaume Gabriel d'Orsay (1801 - 1852), Paris-born artist and gentleman of fashion. His profile sketches of his contemporaries, to the number of 125, include among them nearly all the literary, artistic, and fashionable celebrities of that time. Many of the drawing are part of the Government Art Collection. Count Alfred d'Orsay was a fashionable icon of British high society for over 20 years. He was noted for being a very handsome man with talents in many fields (politics, literature, painting, design). Alfred d'Orsay was a good friend to famous poets, writers and politicians of the day. With his beloved Lady Blessington at his side, the two hosted the most fashionable salon of the time in Gore House (London). D'Orsay was a Frenchman who lived his life in England with his only love who, alas, was not his wife. Neither his marriage nor hers prevented the pair from living together.
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