painting was by Boldini of Mrs de Florian, was found among many treasures of her Paris Flat, turn of the century trove of objects, she abandoned the flat after the war, died age 91, in 2010, her estate experts were tasked with inventory of her possessions, entering the untoched coweb filled flat, they said it was like stumbling into the castle of Sleeping Beauty where time had stood still since 1900. Amazing! Sleep Beautiful, Time Capsule, The Artists, Paris Apartments, Marthe De, De Florian, Giovanniboldini, John Boldini, Deflorian
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Princess Marthe-Lucile Bibesco by Boldini.1911. Princess, author, and toast of Belle Epoque Paris. She had relationships, some romantic, with heads of state, including Churchill, and de Gaulle. Became a stateswoman for Romania and died in Paris at 82.