Elisabeth de Gramont, Natalie Barney's "eternal mate"

  title={Elisabeth de Gramont, Natalie Barney's "eternal mate"},
  author={Francesco Rapazzini},
  journal={South Central Review},
  pages={31 - 6}
On June 20, 1918, Natalie Clifford Barney stipulated a marriage contract with her life companion, love, and partner: Elisabeth de Gramont, Duchess of Clermont-Tonnerre. This document and the correspondence exchanged between Barney and the Duchess (the first letter was sent in 1909 when the two women met for the first time; the last, a few days before Elisabeth de Gramont's death in 1954) explain without any doubt the secondary position of Romaine Brooks within her relationship with Natalie… 
1 Citations

Figures from this paper

The ‘roaring’ twenties and African wildlife in fashionable dress: Part 2: The role of fur patterns in representations of the flapper and the development of sportswear

  • Susan L. Hannel
  • Art
    Fashion, Style & Popular Culture
  • 2023
African animal fur patterns were part of the flapper’s wardrobe. Fur trade publications and the fashion press specifically linked leopard to flapper fashion. Wearing leopard fur connected the modern




  • She was the only one of Natalie’s lovers that Romaine Brooks painted
  • 1924

Pougy, Mes cahiers bleus, preface by Alex-Ceslas Rzewuski, Paris: Plon

  • 1977

Études et préludes (Studies and Preludes) Paris: Lemerre, 1901; reprinted by Régine Deforges with a presentation by Jean Chalon, Paris, 1977. The poem in question is titled Ondine

  • 1977

l’esprit (Adventures of the Mind), Paris: Émile-Paul Frères

  • 1929