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Alix d' Anethan, 1848-1921

Nationality: Belgian
Date of Birth: 1848
Place of Birth:
Date of Death: 1921
Place of Death:

Identity:

Baronne Alice or Alix d'Anethan was a painter who studied with the Belgian artist Alfred Stevens.

Life:

Alix d'Anethan was a friend of JW and Puvis de Chavannes (who painted her portrait). William Rothenstein met her in Paris: 'distinguished looking, with a finely tempered intelligence [...] How proud I was of her encouragement!'

Bibliography:

Annual Register 1888, p. 177; Annual Register, London, 1910, p. 131; Bitard, Adolphe, Dictionnaire de biographie contemporaine, 3rd ed., 1887; Vapereau, Louis Gustave, Dictionnaire universelle des contemporains, 6th ed., 1893; Rothenstein, William, Men and Memories: Recollections of William Rothenstein 1872-1900, 2 vols., I, London, 1931-32, p. 79; Bénézit, E., Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, 8 vols, Paris, 1956-61.