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Anne Louise Germaine (née Necker), Madame de Staël-Hollstein

(1766-1817), Novelist

Sitter in 4 portraits
French writer, born in Paris, the only child of the financier and statesman, Jacques Necker. Her salon became an important centre of political discussion in the late 1780s but with the Revolution and her father's fall she felt compelled to leave Paris in 1792. During her exile she spent time in England with other French emigres such as the politician Charles-Maurice Talleyrand. She returned to France sporadically but in 1810 was ordered to leave permanently after the publication of her most famous work De l'Allemagne on German romanticism. All copies of it in Paris were seized and destroyed but it was printed in London and made her a celebrity. She was finally allowed to return to Paris in 1816.

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Anne Louise Germaine (née Necker), Madame de Staël-Hollstein, by Edward Scriven, published by  Charles Knight, after  François Pascal Simon, Baron Gérard - NPG D13758

Anne Louise Germaine (née Necker), Madame de Staël-Hollstein

by Edward Scriven, published by Charles Knight, after François Pascal Simon, Baron Gérard
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D13758

Anne Louise Germaine (née Necker), Madame de Staël-Hollstein, by James Godby, published by  Colnaghi & Co, published by and after  Friedrich Rehberg - NPG D15397

Anne Louise Germaine (née Necker), Madame de Staël-Hollstein

by James Godby, published by Colnaghi & Co, published by and after Friedrich Rehberg
stipple and line engraving, published 2 May 1814
NPG D15397

Anne Louise Germaine (née Necker), Madame de Staël-Hollstein, by Antoine Maurin, printed by  François Le Villain, published by  Edward Bull, published by  Edward Churton, after  Elisabeth-Louise Vigée-Le Brun - NPG D34622

Anne Louise Germaine (née Necker), Madame de Staël-Hollstein

by Antoine Maurin, printed by François Le Villain, published by Edward Bull, published by Edward Churton, after Elisabeth-Louise Vigée-Le Brun
hand-coloured lithograph, 1833
NPG D34622

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