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Title:

Yolande Marie Louise Lyne-Stephens (Pauline Duvernay)

Maker(s):

Boilvin, Emile; printmaker; French printmaker, 1845-1899
Carolus-Duran, Emile Auguste; painter; after; French artist, 1838-1917

Category:

print

Name:

print

Date:

1890

School/Style:

French

Description:

Two letters from Miss Rushforth relating to the gift are stored with the print. They provide some biographical detail; Yolande Marie Louise de Varnay (sometimes known as Pauline Duvernay) was a ballerina, trained by Marie Taglioni, and married Mr Lyne-Stephens, a wealthy Englishman in 1845. She moved to Lynford Hall, Near Norwich, Norfolk and when her husband died in 1861 she was left with a vast fortune. The widow formed a passionate attachment to a general who had been British Ambassador to France, which apparently caused a scandal. After the death of the general, Mrs Lyne-Stephens decided to give her money to charities and built the Church of Our Lady and the English Martyrs in Cambridge. Within the chruch is a bust of the widow and the coat of arms of her husband. The original portrait by Carolus-Duran was at some point on display in the church. Mrs Lyne-Stephens died in 1894.

Technique:

etching

Material(s):

black carbon ink; medium
paper; support

Dimension(s):

height, image, 397, mm
width, image, 279, mm
height, sheet, 502, mm
width, sheet, 381, mm

Acquisition:

given; 1979-10; Rushforth, M.K. (Miss)

Provenance:

Given by Mrs Lyne-Stephens to Miss Rushforth's grandfather, then passed to her

Inscription(s):

signature; image upper right; printed; Carolus-Duran / Paris, 1888
signature; plate lower centre; printed; E. Boilvin Sc.
signature; lower centre; black ink; Y. Lyne-Stephens

Alternative
Number:

BN Inventaire (19thC); 78; 1942

Accession:

Object Number: P.30-1979
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 81321; input: 2002-10-04; modified: 2007-07-09)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/81321





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