Marc (Marquis de) Favrat

Favrat, Marc (Marquis de)

painter, lover of Elisabeth of Romania (fl. 1950). Autograph correspondence card signed. Golfe-Juan (Cannes). Oblong 8vo. 1¾ pp.
$ 193 / 180 € (87301/BN57762)

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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Favrat, Marc (Marquis de)

painter, lover of Elisabeth of Romania (fl. 1950s). Autograph letter signed. Golfe-Juan (Cannes). 4to. 1¾ pp. on bifolium.
$ 193 / 180 € (87302/BN57763)

To a colonel and friend, with thanks for the recipient's kindness toward Favrat when mourning Princess Elisabeth of Romania: "Voilà presque une année qui m'écarte de la présence 'réelle' da Sa Majesté! [...] Et vous avez pourtant, en des moments très difficiles, facilité, sinon amélioré l'atmosphère 'famille' qui venait, a-t-on dit, épauler ma douleur [...]". - 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. - On mourning paper with printed monogram..

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[Favrat, Marc (Marquis de)

painter, lover of Elisabeth of Romania (fl. 1950)]. 3 typed letters to Favrat with typed signatures "Bob" and "Lady Cheese". New York. 4to. (2+3+3 =) 8 pp. on 8 ff.
$ 267 / 250 € (87303/BN57764)

By a male model or actor who apparently had a homosexual affair with Favrat in Cannes. Remembering their time together and hoping that Favrat might return his love, he writes: "Everything was so wonderful in Cannes and now that I am back in New York everything has gone so wrong [...]" (28 Oct. 1958). Describing their first meeting and mutual experiences, such as getting drunk and Favrat's playing with Bob's feelings, blaming Favrat for not having answered his letter: "Are you married to that girl? [...] I could not believe my good luck when I saw you driving your car on the Croisette that evening in Cannes.

Really was the most exciting moment ever and then when you got out and came over and said Bob I just about dropped dead [...] In fact, I would love to get my hands on you [...]" (5 Dec. 1958). Having received a reply from Favrat, the writer reaffirms their relationship and send the news that he has secured a position to model as "Mr. Arpege" for a Lanvin campaign, but a contract has not yet been signed: "My darling. I think it is CONSTRUCTIVE, as you say, to continue with our relationship. Marc, you and I are right for each other [...] I'm going to be used in a campaign for Arpege perfume by Lanvin [...]" (10 Dec. 1958). - Marc Favrat gained fame through his relationship with Princess Elisabeth of Romania (1894-1956), who ultimately settled in Cannes some years after her exile following the proclamation of the Romanian People's Republic in 1947. The much younger artist Favrat had become Elisabeth's lover, equerry, and finally, adopted son. - With a few handwritten insertions..

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[Favrat, Marc (Marquis de)

painter, lover of Elisabeth of Romania (fl. 1950s)]. Typed letter to Favrat, signed "Iris Peters". Nice. 4to. 1½ pp. on 2 ff. With typed envelope.
$ 128 / 120 € (87306/BN57767)

To Marquis Marc de Favrat in Cannes, requesting him to be her personal guide at Favrat's art exposition in Cannes, invoking his artistic talents to console him for the loss of his "worldly possessions". Currently on a journey through Europe accompanied by her grandparents, Iris points out that her grandmother had connections to the royal family of Romania: "My grandmother, born in Coburg, knew Queen Marie and Prince Carol; she was present when the black and gold ship of the Czar family came to the Bosphorus [...] Only one thing saddens me, we do not know anybody here and when they take me to the tea-dance at the Casino once a week I can only dance with my grandfather.

He is a very good dancer but I am only twenty and I do so want to live a little [...]". - Marc Favrat gained fame through his relationship with princess Elisabeth of Romania (1894-1956) who 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 had become Elisabeth's lover, equerry, and adopted son in the year of her death..

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[Favrat, Marc (Marquis de)

painter, lover of Elisabeth of Romania (fl. 1950s)]. Handwritten letter to Favrat, signed "Michel". Grenoble. 4to. 2½ pp. on 2 ff. With autograph envelope.
$ 128 / 120 € (87309/BN57770)

With thanks for time spent together in Cannes, regretting the additional work that Michel's stay caused for the chambermaid of Princess Elisabeth of Romania, and about disappointed hopes that Favrat would visit him at Grenoble. Finally, sending wishes for the Princess's convalescence and greetings to a Janine: "Je ne pensais pas, en venant à Cannes, que j'aurais le très grande joie et l'honneur de te connaitre et de passer de si agréables journées en ta compagnie [...] je n'oublierai pas de sitôt sorties que tu m'as permis de faire en ta compagnie, enfin tout ce dont tu m'as comblé ...

Je pensais un peu que tu passerai à ton retour, par Grenoble et j'attendais impatiemment, ces jours derniers, un appel de toi [...]". - 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 had been proclaimed. The much younger aspiring artist Favrat became Elisabeth's lover, equerry and adopted son in the year of her death. - Includes a newspaper clipping..

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[Favrat, Marc (Marquis de)

painter, lover of Elisabeth of Romania (fl. 1950s)]. Handwritten letter to Favrat, signed "Eric". Mouans-Sartoux. Oblong 4to. 2 pp. on bifolium. With autograph envelope.
$ 128 / 120 € (87310/BN57772)

Eric, who attended the funeral of Princess Elisabeth outside the church, honours Elisabeth's friendship and commitment to Favrat (referring to her as Marc's mother) and asks for a personal souvenir as one of the presents he once gave to the Princess: "Je suis fier de mes souvenirs d'amitié avec Sa Majesté ta mère. Elle t'a donné tout ce qu'elle avait à te donner. Tu seras digne de l'honneur [...]". - 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 became Elisabeth's lover, equerry and adopted son in the year of her death. - With recipient's note to envelope "Eric Brunton"..

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Favrat, Marc (Marquis de)

painter, lover of Elisabeth of Romania (fl. 1950s). Autograph letter (draft) and autograph list. Paris and Cannes. 4to. 2 pp. on 2 bifolia.
$ 193 / 180 € (87311/BN57773)

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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Favrat, Marc (Marquis de)

painter, lover of Elisabeth of Romania (fl. 1950s). Autograph letter signed (draft), 2 autograph letters (draft), autograph memoir (draft), and 2 autograph lists, and autograph note signed (draft). Cannes. 4to and folio. Together ca. 5½ pp. on 6 ff.
$ 193 / 180 € (87313/BN57775)

Two letters to a general with apologies for his late response due to Princess Elisabeth of Romania's worsened state of health, and with thanks for an article in the recipient's "Revue": "Malgré les tristes heures que nous traversons, je tiens à vous remercier très vivement aussi que votre collaborateur, d'avoir su, par l'article paru dans votre Revue, faire repouver davantage le Grand prestige que mérite la personnalité magnifique de Sa Majesté [...]" (11 Nov. 1956). - The longer letter to Baron Franz von Hallberg zu Broich about the recently-deceased Princess, her last resting-place, financial worries, the still-continuing adoption process, and rental debts paid by the Crown Prince of Hohenzollern, communicated through H.

J. Oemichen: "Dans le soucis de respecter le voeux unanime de tous les amis de S. M. en France pays, qui fut comme une seconde patrie pour Elle [...] et enfin dans le but d'éviter des frais importants de transfert, je crois qu'il est nécessaire, dès moins pendant un certain temps de laisse S. M dans la crypte de l'Eglise Russe [...]" (no place or date). - A short memoir of Princess Elisabeth's life, the two lists noting family members and Royal Highnesses, the note announcing Elisabeth's death. - Marc Favrat gained fame through his relationship with Princess Elisabeth of Romania (1894-1956), who 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, and adopted son in the year of her death. - Two leaves with printed monogram, memoir with blind-embossed letterhead "Maison civile en France de S. M. la Reine Elisabeth", slightly browned ib places. The two shorter letters crossed out in blue pencil..

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Favrat, Marc (Marquis de)

painter, lover of Elisabeth of Romania (fl. 1950). Autograph note signed. [Cannes. 8vo. 4¼ pp. on 4 ff. Partly in pencil.
$ 481 / 450 € (87324/BN57786)

List of persons, partly with addresses, to be informed of the death of Princess Elisabeth of Romania (1894-1956), former Queen of Greece, and to be sent funeral invitations. - Marc Favrat gained fame through his relationship with Princess Elisabeth, who finally settled in Cannes some years after her expulsion from Romania in 1947, after 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. - Light brownstaining. With a few notes and markings in red and blue pencil, as well as a small sketched drawing.

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