Consuelo Fould

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Consuelo Fould: Self-Portrait , around 1890

Consuelo Fould (born November 22, 1862 in Cologne ; died May 26, 1927 in Paris ) was a French painter .


Consuelo Fould was born in Cologne as the daughter of the writer and politician Gustave Fould and his wife Valérie. The mother was a well-known actress who appeared as Valérie Simonin in Parisian theaters such as the Odéon or the Comédie-Française . In addition, she worked as a sculptor under the pseudonym Gustave Haller . Consuelo's grandfather was the finance minister Achille Fould , her sister was the painter Georges Achille-Fould . After the father's death, the mother had a relationship with the Romanian prince George Barbu Știrbei, who adopted Consuelo and her sister. She herself married the Marquis François de Grasse in 1893.

Consuelo Fould studied painting with Alexandre Cabanel and Léon Comerre , and later with Antoine Vollon and Ferdinand Roybet . From 1884 she showed her works in the Salon de Paris and exhibited at the Paris World Exhibition in 1900 . She was a member of the artists' association Société des Artistes Français . Her work includes lyrical, realistic genre scenes and sophisticated portraits. Her well-known works include the portrait of her painter friend Rosa Bonheur ( Leeds Art Gallery ). Consuelo Fould died in Paris in 1927 and was buried in the Père Lachaise cemetery. In memory of her teacher Ferdinand Roybet, she donated the Musée Roybet Fould to the city of Courbevoie , in which her own works can also be seen.


  • General Artist Lexicon Vol. 43, 2004, p. 77, ISBN 3-598-22740-X
  • Judith Cernogora: Portraits de femmes . Point de vues, Rouen 2016, ISBN 978-2-37195-009-2 .
  • Agnès Delannoy: Hommage aux fondateurs, Ferdinand Roybet & Consuelo Fould, 120 œuvres des collections beaux-arts du Musée . Roybet Fould Museum, Courbevoie 1992.

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