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De Wolfe, Elsie, 1865-1950

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dates 1865-1950
city Versailles
other citiesNew York, NY; London, United Kingdom;
countryFrance
gender F
historical notes Elsie de Wolfe, née Ella Anderson de Wolfe and aka Lady Mendl or Elsie de Wolfe Mendl, was an art collector, interior designer, actress and socialite.

As well as jewelry, De Wolfe collected the fine and decorative arts. According to the Catalogue of Loan Exhibitions of Portraits of the Art Institute and Exhibition Committee of the Municipal Art League of Chicago from 1905, De Wolfe lent her Giovanni Boldini portrait of herself to the exhibition.


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1880-1890
1890-1900
1900-1910
1910-1920
1920-1930
1930-1940
1940-1950
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Museum of the City of New York
Photograph Collections
Elsie de Wolfe, Byron Company Collection (1895-1898) see details...
Museum of the City of New York
Photograph Collections
Elsie de Wolfe [residence]: The Samuel H. (Samuel Herman) Gottscho (1875-1971) Collection see details...
Museum of the City of New York
Photograph Collections
House of Washington Irving: Byron Company Collection (1895-1898) see details...
The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library
10 East 71st Street
Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series II: Correspondence 1882-1929, undated. see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Everett Shinn collection, 1877-1959. see details...
University of Virginia Library
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Papers of H.C. Bunner, 1884-1935 and n.d. see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Isabella Stewart Gardner papers, 1760-1956. see details...
The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library
10 East 71st Street
One East 70th Street Papers 1907 - 1931. see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Walter Gay papers, 1870-1980 (bulk 1889-1930). see details...
Emory University
Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library
Ada Beatrice "Bricktop" Smith papers, 1894-1984. see details...
University of Virginia Library
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Elsie DeWolfe letter to Miss Monroe 1892- see details...
The Getty Research Institute
Research Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
M. Knoedler & Co. records, approximately 1848-1971 see details...