Sunday, 26 August 2018

628) Alfred d'Orsay

Alfred Guillaume Gabriel Grimod d'Orsay, comte d'Orsay (1801 – 1852). French amateur artist, dandy, and man of fashion in the early- to mid-19th century.

- "His hair was light, and his thickly-grown whiskers — much resembling those of the Marquis in shape — were of that doubtful hue called auburn by friendly tongues, and red by inimical."
- "He described him as 'a tall fellow of six feet three, built like a tower, with floods of dark auburn hair, with a beauty, with an adornment, unsurpassable on this planet."…/dandies-socialites-p…

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