Bibesco, Anna, Comtesse de Noailles

POET, NOVELIST (FRANCE)
BORN 15 Nov 1876, Paris - DIED 30 Mar 1933, Paris
REAL NAME Brancovan, Anne Elisabeth de
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 28)

Daughter of Grégoire Brancovan, a member of the old Romanion Bibesco-Brancovan family. She married Comte Mathieu de Noeilles (1873-1942) in 1897.

She wrote three romantic novels. poetry and an autobiography. In Paris she was known the monologues she delivered her literary salon at the Avenue Hoche. Her salon was visited by Paul Claudel, Colette, Paul Valéry, Jean Cocteau, Alphonse Daudet, Max Jacob and many others. She often received visitors whilst lying in bed.

Her portrait was painted by several painters, among them Kees van Dongen. She was the first woman who received the légion d'honneur. The Académie Française named a prize after her.

Related persons
• was painted by Brooks, Romaine
• was a friend of Colette, Sidonie-Gabrielle-Claudine
• was visited by Daudet, Alphonse
• was a friend of Pozzi, Catherine

Sources
• Phelps, Robert, Belles Saisons, A Colette Scrapbook, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 1975
• Culbertson, Judi & Tom Randall, Permanent Parisians, Robson Books, London, 1991
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
Anna De Noailles (1876-1933)
Anna de Noailles - Wikipedia

Images

The mausoleum of Anna de Bibesco, Comtesse de Noailles at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (19 Nov 2006)

 


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Published: 12 Feb 2008
Last update: 12 Feb 2008