Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Marquis Antoine de Castellane (1934-2021): French Aristocrat, Artist, & Close Relative of the Arenbergs and Orléans

Antoine de Castellane.

French aristocrat and artist Comte and Marquis Antoine de Castellane died on 3 February 2021. He was eighty-six years-old. 

Antoine's father: Count Henri de Castellane.
Antoine's mother: Doña Silvia Rodríguez de Rivas.

Born on 8 October 1934 at Paris, Antoine was the second child and eldest son of Count Henri de Castellane (1903-1937) and his wife Doña Ana Rosa Silvia Rodríguez de Rivas y Díaz de Erazo (1909-2001), who married in 1931. Antoine had an elder sister and a younger brother: Doña Cordelia de Castellane y Rodriguez de Rivas, VI Condesa de Castilleja de Guzmán (b.1932); and Henri-Jean de Castellane (1937-2018; father of Silvia de Castellane, who married Prince and Duke Pierre of Arenberg). Through his father, Antoine was a second cousin of Diane de Castellane (1927-2010; married Philippe de Noailles, Duc de Mouchy; mother of Vicomte Alexis de Noailles, who married Princess Diane d'Orléans).

Antoine's stepfather: Boson de Talleyrand-Périgord, Duke de Talleyrand.
Antoine's stepfather: Erich von Posch-Pastor.

After the death of his father, Antoine's mother Silvia married in 1938 Paul Louis Archambauld Boson de Talleyrand-Périgord, VI Duc de Talleyrand, VIII Herzog zu Sagan, VI Duca di Dino (1867-1952). Silvia and the Duke divorced in 1942. In 1945, Silvia remarried Eric von Posch-Pastor (1917-1962). The couple had two children, among them a daughter, Barbara de Posch-Pastor (b.1951; married Prince Michel d'Orléans, Count d'Évreux). Silvia and Eric divorced in 1955.

Antoine and his wife Francine.
Photograph (c) Getty Images.
Antoine's daughter: Victoire de Castellane.

On 28 May 1960, Marquis Antoine de Castellane married Françoise Dufour (b.1937). The couple had one child, Victoria de Castellane (b.1962; married 1st Paul-Emmanuel Reiffers; married 2nd Thomas Lenthal). In 1967, Antoine de Castellane and Françoise Dufour divorced. In 1976, Antoine married Francine Latour-Touya (b.1930). The marquis is survived by his widow, his first wife, his daughter and son-in-law, and his four grandchildren.

To learn more about the career and artistic portfolio of Antoine de Castellane, please visit this website: Antoine de Castellane

May the Marquis Rest In Peace.

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