Georges Achille-Fould

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Georges Achille-Fould on a painting by Léon-François Comerre

Georges Achille-Fould , actually George-Achille Fould , (born August 24, 1868 in Asnières-sur-Seine ; died August 24, 1951 in Brussels ) was a French painter .


Georges Achille-Fould was born as the daughter of the writer and politician Gustave Fould and his wife Valérie in Asnières-sur-Seine. 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 . Her grandfather was the finance minister Achille Fould , her sister was the painter Consuelo Fould . After the father's death, the mother had a relationship with the Romanian prince George Barbu Știrbei, who adopted Georges Achille-Fould and her sister. Știrbei had the Villa Pavillon des Indes built for her in the Parc de Bécon in Courbevoie , which she used as a home and studio.

Like her older sister, she studied painting with Léon Comerre and Antoine Vollon , and later with Albert Dawant . Her main works include life-size depictions of genre scenes in costumes from the 16th to 18th centuries. Examples of this are Les Joyeuses Commères de Windsor from 1898 or Entrée solenelle de la duchesse de Montpensier à Orléan from 1906. In addition, she created portraits such as the portrait of the painter Rosa Bonheur from 1893 ( Rosa Bonheur dans son atelier , Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux ) or picture of stepfather George Barbu Știrbei from 1936. She signed her pictures with “Achille-Fould”.

Georges Achille-Fould was a member of the artists' association Société des Artistes Français and exhibited in their salon. At the Paris World Exhibition of 1900 she received a bronze medal as an award. She also showed her works in the Salon des Indépendants and at the exhibitions of the Union des femmes peintres et sculpteurs .


  • General Artists Dictionary Vol. I, 1992, p. 228 ISBN 3-598-22741-8 .
  • 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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Individual evidence

  1. The spelling Achille-Fould was the artist's signature. The artist is listed as Georges Achille-Fould in General Artist Lexicon, Vol. I, 1992, p. 228; this spelling can also be found in the Dictionnaire Bénézit - see [1]
  2. The name George-Achille Fould can be found, for example, in Judith Cernogora: Portraits de femmes. Point de vues , Rouen 2016, ISBN 978-2-37195-009-2 , p. 89.