120 years after his loss of life (in September 1901) we’re torn aside round a part of the Toulouse-Lautrec heritage. The household residence of the Albigensian painter, the Château du Bosc, situated in Camjac (close to Naucelle) in Aveyron, is on the coronary heart of a case which will probably be judged in June 2021.
The Rodez public prosecutor's workplace, after greater than three years of investigation and two indictments, has simply heard this trial. The 2 present homeowners will probably be tried for forgery, abuse of weak spot, breach of belief and fraud.
A nonagenarian descendant
The fortress belonged till 2016 to an outdated girl, the one direct descendant of the painter. This three-storey, light-stone medieval fortress with turrets is magnificent. However it’s above all of the fortress of one of the well-known painters of the 19th century. That is the place Toulouse-Lautrec spent a few of his holidays. Till 2016, it belonged to an outdated girl, Nicole Berangère Tapie de Céleyran, who died on the age of 91. A while earlier than her loss of life, she meets a pair with whom she binds. And at this level, there are two sides of the story.
Two opposing variations
The primary is that of the heirs of the outdated girl who inform how in just a few years the wills had been modified, how the couple took management of the entire of the heritage and eliminated the nonagenarian from her household. The opposite model is clearly that of the brand new homeowners who, they clarify that exactly the descendant of the painter had been trying for a very long time for patrons who would deliver this distinctive heritage to life by launching works, by growing visits for instance.
Maître Elian Gaudy is the lawyer for the brand new homeowners. And in accordance with him, every little thing was carried out in accordance with the principles. “All the pieces was carried out within the best transparency. With notaries. Additionally with the DRAC, which was contacted to arrange buildings that needs to be”.
Attorneys for each events, nevertheless, agree on one factor. The truth that this fortress belonged to Toulouse-Lautrec makes the story extra advanced.