Favrat, Marc (Marquis de), painter, lover of Elisabeth of Romania (fl. 1950). Autograph correspondence card signed.

Golfe-Juan (Cannes), 9. VII. 1957.

Oblong 8vo. 1¾ pp.


To a Madame with the news that Favrat has returned from Paris, where he spent a nice evening at Florence's place, and about a small request (not further discussed) by their mutual friend Pierre Besançon de Wagner, husband of the Belgian-born fashion designer Maggy Rouff (Marguerite de Wagner): "Je rentre de Paris où j'étais depuis cette charmante soirée chez Florence. J'en garde d'ailleurs une souvenir d'autant plus agréable puisque j'eu le plaisir de vous revoir aussi que Monsieur le Préfet. Je n'oserais pas vous importuner avec la petite requête si malicieusement présentée pas notre ami Pierre Besançon [...]".

Marc Favrat had met Elisabeth of Romania (1894-1956) in France, where she finally settled in Cannes some years after her expulsion from Romania in 1947, when the Romanian People's Republic had been proclaimed. The much younger aspiring artist Favrat became Elisabeth's lover, equerry (or Grand Chamberlain), and adopted son in the year of her death.

With printed monogram, on mourning paper.

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