Nittis, Léontine de

BORN 9 Dec 1843, Blois, Loir-et-Cher - DIED 17 Aug 1913, Paris
BIRTH NAME Gruvelle, Léontine Lucile
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 11, Chemin Denon, ligne 2 (M: Y22))

Léontine Gruvelle was the daugher of Charles Grivelle and his wife Françoise Travers. In 1869 she married the painter Giuseppe de Nittis. Their son Jacques became a doctor. Léontine had previously been an artist's model and after she was widowed in 1884 she became a writer, sometimes using the name Olivier Chantal. Her novel "Flora Fuchs" (1886) was a success and further novels followed. She also wrote stories and worked for many magazins. In 1895 she published "Souvenirs du peintre Joseph de Nittis". In 1896 she received the Prix Leclerc. After her death in 1913 she was buried in the grave of her husband at Père Lachaise in Paris.

• Husband: Nittis, Giuseppe de (1869-1884)

Related persons
• was painted by Degas, Edgar


The grave of Giuseppe de Nittis at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (24 Oct 2014)


Cimetière du Père Lachaise - APPL - NITTIS Léontine de, née GRUVELLE (1843-1913)

Nivision, Josephine Verstille

Published: 23 Nov 2023
Last update: 23 Nov 2023