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1805-1873

German (active in England) Academic Classicism Painter

Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-1873) was a German portrait painter known for his luxurious and glamorous depictions of European nobility and aristocracy. He was born on April 20, 1805, in the Black Forest town of Menzenschwand, Germany. His father was a farmer, and his mother was a lacemaker. Winterhalter displayed an early talent for drawing and was encouraged by his family to pursue his passion for art.

In 1822, Winterhalter moved to Freiburg, where he studied under the artist Joseph Karl Stieler. He then went on to study at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts, where he received training in portrait painting. In 1828, Winterhalter moved to Paris, where he established himself as a successful portrait painter.

Winterhalter's portraits were characterized by their romanticism, elegance, and attention to detail. His clients included European nobility, such as Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Emperor Napoleon III and Empress Eugénie of France, and many others. He was highly sought after for his ability to capture the opulence and glamour of the European court.

Winterhalter's most famous works include "The Empress Eugénie Surrounded by her Ladies in Waiting" (1855), "Queen Victoria" (1843), and "The Family of Queen Victoria" (1846). He also painted historical and mythological scenes, such as "The Entry of Alexander the Great into Babylon" (1850) and "The Baptism of Constantine" (1840).

In addition to his success as a portrait painter, Winterhalter was also a skilled draftsman and printmaker. He produced a series of lithographs based on his paintings, as well as illustrations for books and magazines.

Winterhalter's style was highly influential and had a significant impact on the portraiture of the 19th century. He died on July 8, 1873, in Frankfurt, Germany, at the age of 68.

9 Franz Xaver Winterhalter Paintings

The Empress Eugenie de Montijo, Condesa de Teba, 1854 by Franz Xaver Winterhalter | Painting Reproduction

The Empress Eugenie de Montijo, Condesa de Teba 1854

Oil Painting
$1804
Canvas Print
$60.00
SKU: WFX-4694
Franz Xaver Winterhalter
Original Size: 92.7 x 73.7 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Countess Alexander Nikolaevitch Lamsdorff, 1859 by Franz Xaver Winterhalter | Painting Reproduction

Countess Alexander Nikolaevitch Lamsdorff 1859

Oil Painting
$2841
Canvas Print
$58.91
SKU: WFX-4695
Franz Xaver Winterhalter
Original Size: 145.4 x 115 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Wienczyslawa Barczewska, Madame de Jurjewicz, 1860 by Franz Xaver Winterhalter | Painting Reproduction

Wienczyslawa Barczewska, Madame de Jurjewicz 1860

Oil Painting
$3000
SKU: WFX-4696
Franz Xaver Winterhalter
Original Size: unknown
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Portrait of Sophie Guillemette, Grand Duchess of Baden, 1831 by Franz Xaver Winterhalter | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of Sophie Guillemette, Grand Duchess of Baden 1831

Oil Painting
$1910
Canvas Print
$49.26
SKU: WFX-4697
Franz Xaver Winterhalter
Original Size: 39 x 28.5 cm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

Queen Victoria, 1843 by Franz Xaver Winterhalter | Painting Reproduction

Queen Victoria 1843

Oil Painting
$1005
Canvas Print
$49.26
SKU: WFX-16992
Franz Xaver Winterhalter
Original Size: 64.8 x 53.3 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Queen Victoria, 1847 by Franz Xaver Winterhalter | Painting Reproduction

Queen Victoria 1847

Oil Painting
$1790
Canvas Print
$56.93
SKU: WFX-17333
Franz Xaver Winterhalter
Original Size: 53.4 x 43.2 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Empress Elisabeth with Loose Hair in a Neglige, 1865 by Franz Xaver Winterhalter | Painting Reproduction

Empress Elisabeth with Loose Hair in a Neglige 1865

Oil Painting
$1415
Canvas Print
$52.53
SKU: WFX-18528
Franz Xaver Winterhalter
Original Size: 158 x 117 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Empress Elizabeth of Austria, 1865 by Franz Xaver Winterhalter | Painting Reproduction

Empress Elizabeth of Austria 1865

Oil Painting
$2373
Canvas Print
$49.26
SKU: WFX-18529
Franz Xaver Winterhalter
Original Size: 255 x 133 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Roman Genre Scene, 1833 by Franz Xaver Winterhalter | Painting Reproduction

Roman Genre Scene 1833

Oil Painting
$1803
Canvas Print
$62.43
SKU: WFX-18894
Franz Xaver Winterhalter
Original Size: 60.5 x 50.5 cm
Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe, Germany

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