Social Victorians/People/Deym

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Also Known As[edit | edit source]

Demographics[edit | edit source]

  • Nationality: Austrian Empire[1]

Residences[edit | edit source]

Family[edit | edit source]

  • Franz de Paula Severin Wenzel Maria Philipp Benitius Graf Deym von Střítež (23 August 1838 – 3 September 1903)[1]
  • Anna Maria Johanna Nepomucena Josepha Gräfin von Schlabrendorf (von Schlabrendorf) (1852–1919)[2]
    1. Graf Franz de Paula Maria Ferdinand Constantin Deym von Střítež (28 February 1871 – 23 November 1925)
    2. Graf Konstantin Stanislav Vilém Maria Václav Deym von Střítež (6 January 1873 – 30 April 1955)
    3. Blanka Marija Ludmilla Friederike Deym von Střítež (2 September 1874 – 11 December 1968)
    4. Isabel Deym: Gräfin Maria Isabella Anna Bohuslava Deym von Střítež (21 July 1877 – 8 June 1968)
    5. Graf Jan Nepomuk František de Paula Konstantin Ferdinand Deym von Střítež (1 February 1881 – 18 October 1967)

Acquaintances, Friends and Enemies[edit | edit source]

Organizations[edit | edit source]

  • Austrian Embassy (18 October 1888 – 3 September 1903)

Timeline[edit | edit source]

1888 October 18, Franz Deym became Ambassador to London, a post which he held until 3 September 1903.

1897 July 2, Count and Countess Deym attended the Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball at Devonshire House.

Costume at the Duchess of Devonshire's 2 July 1897 Fancy-dress Ball[edit | edit source]

At the Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball, Countess Isabel Deym (at 67) was dressed as the Princesse de Lamballe, one of Napoleon's sisters, along with Countess Clary and Countess Kinsky. She was

  • "Princess of Lamballe, copied from a portrait in the Musée de Versailles. Robe of silver-grey moiré brocaded with roses and shaded geraniums, petticoat of pale green satin duchesse, with cascades of finest batiste embroidery caught with garlands of La France roses, batiste fichu and sleeves draped with brocade."[3]:8, Col. 1a
  • "as Princesse de Lamballe, looked superb."[4]:5, Col. 7c
  • "Countess Deym represented "Princess de Lamballe," in silver grey moire, with designs of bunches of roses and shaded geraniums, softened by mousseline de soie, caught with bouquets of La France roses."[5]:6, Col. 1b
  • "As the Princesse de Lamballe, the Countess Deym looked lovely in a gown of silver-grey moiré antique, brocaded with roses and worn over a yellow satin petticoat, the corsage draped with a white muslin fichu caught with a bouquet of La France roses. Countess Isabel Deym, Countess Clary, and Countess Kinsky created quite a sensation as Napoleon’s three sisters, in exquisite Empire dresses of white crêpe de chine, embroidered with gold and jewelled with pearls both black and white."[6]

Count Franz Deym (at 66) was also present at the ball. He was dressed as

  • "General Wallenstein. Leather tunic, green velvet embroidered sleeves, trunks to correspond, high boots, and scarlet sash and sword."[3]:8, Col. 1a

Questions and Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. We know about Isabel Deym because of newspaper accounts of the Duchess of Devonshire's ball. She doesn't appear in the English or the Hungarian Wikipedia article.
  2. According to, the (crowdsourced) genealogy I can find, Isabel might have been the daughter: Gräfin Maria Isabella Anna Bohuslava Deym von Střítež (21 July 1877 – 8 June 1968). "Family," above, reflects this possibility. Gräfin before Isabella's name means countess.

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Franz Deym". Wikipedia. 2020-10-20. 
  2. "Anna Maria Johanna Nepomucena Josepha Gräfin von Schlabrendorf". geni_family_tree. Retrieved 2020-10-21.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Fancy Dress Ball at Devonshire House." Morning Post Saturday 3 July 1897: 7 [of 12], Col. 4a–8 Col. 2b. British Newspaper Archive
  4. "Duchess of Devonshire's Fancy Ball. A Brilliant Spectacle. Some of the Dresses." London Daily News Saturday 3 July 1897: 5 [of 10], Col. 6a–6, Col. 1b. British Newspaper Archive and
  5. "The Duchess of Devonshire's Fancy Dress Ball. Special Telegram." Belfast News-Letter Saturday 03 July 1897: 5 [of 8], Col. 9c [of 9]–6, Col. 1a. British Newspaper Archive
  6. “The Devonshire House Ball. A Brilliant Gathering.” The Pall Mall Gazette 3 July 1897, Saturday: 7 [of 10], Col. 2a–3a. British Newspaper Archive