Gabriel Yturri was the secretary and friend of the Symbolist poet Comte Robert de Montesquiou-Fezensac.
Beatrix Whistler refers to him as 'le Chancelier de fleurs', the Knight of the flowers, a name given to him by Montesquiou, as he often delivered bouquets of flowers from the poet (#13591).
Munhall, Edgar, Whistler and Montesquiou. The Butterfly and the Bat, New York, 1995; Newton, Joy, La Chauve-Souris et le Papillon. Correspondance Montesquiou-Whistler, Glasgow, 1990.