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Franz Xaver Winterhalter

(1805-1873), Painter

Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist associated with 68 portraits
A German painter and lithographer known for his portraits of royalty. Trained in Freiburg im Breisgau and Munich, Germany, he entered court circles in 1828 when he became drawing master to Sophie, later grand duchess of Baden, at Karlsruhe. After 1834, he went to Paris and quickly became fashionable under the protection of King Louis-Philippe and later at the court of Napoleon III. He was first summoned to the English court by Queen Victoria in 1841. During his career, he painted most of Europe's royalty and leading aristocracy. Winterhalter's works, which became widely known through copies and reproductions, are valued for the picture they give of aristocratic Europe in the nineteenth century.

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Franz Xaver Winterhalter, by Leonida Caldesi - NPG Ax17191

Franz Xaver Winterhalter

by Leonida Caldesi
albumen carte-de-visite, 1850s-1860s
NPG Ax17191

'The Princess Royal sitting for a Portrait', by William Radclyffe, published by  J. Mead, after  Sir John Gilbert - NPG D33805

'The Princess Royal sitting for a Portrait'

by William Radclyffe, published by J. Mead, after Sir John Gilbert
line engraving, circa 1842-1844 (1842)
NPG D33805

Franz Xaver Winterhalter, by Unknown artist - NPG D36121

Franz Xaver Winterhalter

by Unknown artist
white metal medal, before 1987
NPG D36121


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