Etienne de Beaumont

Adolf de Meyer American, born France
Person in Photograph Count Etienne de Beaumont French

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An aristocrat and patron of the avant-garde, Count Etienne de Beaumont cuts a dashing figure here, posed in one of the grand salons of his hôtel (grand townhouse) in Paris’s rue Masseran. The count hosted a series of legendary masquerade balls at his residence during the interwar period, attended by avant-garde artists such as Jean Cocteau, Pablo Picasso, and Man Ray. De Meyer described these parties, which he and Olga often attended, as “fêtes of unsurpassed magnificence” in a 1923 article for Harper’s Bazaar.

Etienne de Beaumont, Adolf de Meyer (American (born France), Paris 1868–1946 Los Angeles, California), Gelatin silver print

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