CORAL-REMUSAT, Gilberte de

CORAL-RÉMUSAT, Gilberte de. Paris 17.12.1903 — Lausanne 18.10.1943. Mme. French Art Historian of South and South-East Asia. The only daughter of Pierre, comte de R. and Germaine Stieldorff, grandniece of —> Abel-Rémusat. Visited Angkor and met Finot and Goloubew, then studied at Ecole de Louvre and E.P.H.E. (Przyluski, Pelliot & Masson-Oursel). From 1937 ill and moved to Lausanne, which did not help. Married 1923 comte Hugh de Coral and they lived in Château des Rémusat à Lafitte (Haute Garonne). Among her interests was Indian influence in South-East Asian art. Several visits to Cambodia

Publications: “De l’origine commune des linteaux de l’Inde Pallava et des linteaux khmers préangkoriens”, Révue des Arts Asiatiques 8:3, 1934, 242-250; “L’activité archéologique dans les trois Indes (Inde, Insulinde, Indochine)”, RAA 10, 1936, 53-62; other articles.

Les arts de l’Indochine. 23 p. 70 pl. P. 1938.

L’art khmèr, les grandes étapes de son évolution. 8+137 p. 44 pl. P. 1940, 2nd ed. P. 1951.

Sources: R. Fazy, Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft der Freunde Ostasiatischer Kultur 8. 1946, 99; *Y. Heugédé, Gilberte de Coral-Remusat, 1903-1943: une figure de l’orientalisme dans le Toulouse de l’entre-deux-guerres. Manuscript diss. Toulouse 2009; French Wikipédia with photo.

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