Favrat, Marc (Marquis de), painter, lover of Elisabeth of Romania (fl. 1950s). Autograph letter (draft) and autograph list.

Paris and Cannes, 6. XII. 1956.

4to. 2 pp. on 2 bifolia.


To an Excellency with a request to communicate to the Prince and the Princess of Monaco Favrat's thanks for condolences on the occasion of the death of Princess Elisabeth of Romania, former Queen of Greece: "Je vous prie de bien vouloir transmettre à Leur Altesses Serenissimes le Prince et la Princesse de Monaco ma très profonde gratitude pour les témoignages de sympathie dont Ils ont bien voulu m'honorer [...]" (6 Dec. 1956). The list gives the names of addressees whom Favrat thanked for their tokens of sympathy.

Marc Favrat gained fame through his relationship with Princess Elisabeth of Romania (1894-1956), who settled in Cannes some years after her expulsion from Romania in 1947, when the Romanian People's Republic was proclaimed. The much younger aspiring artist Favrat had become Elisabeth's lover, equerry, and adopted son in the year of her death.

All on mourning paper and with printed monogram.

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