Portrait of Franz Xavier Winterhalter

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1805-1873

German (active in England) Academic Classicism Painter

Franz Winterhalter (April 20, 1805 - July 8, 1873) was a famous Victorian artist. Born in Menzenschwand in the Black Forest in 1805. He was Fluent in German, he was a very well known painter at the time and was reputed to be Queen Victoria's favourite artist. He painted several portraits of her and her piers of high class, such as portraits of Prince Albert, Napoleon, King Louis-Philippe of France, Empress Maria Alexandrovna of Russia and many more. He lived in Paris for most of his career but painted portraits of most of Europe's royalty. His style was considered to be romantic, glossy, and superficial; because of that, his portraits have until recently been valued more as historical records than as works of art. However, a major exhibition of his work at the National Portrait Gallery in London and the Petit Palais in Paris in 1987 brought him into the limelight again.
Winterhalter grew up with a large imagination; he had always been talented at art. Unfortunately, he suffered an injury to his right hand when he was twenty one, which affected his work greatly. But by the time he was twenty five his work had improved dramatically; in fact, it is reputed that he preferred his left hand over his right hand. He died in Frankfurt-am-Main in 1873.

8 Franz Xavier Winterhalter Paintings

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

The Empress Eugenie de Montijo, Condesa de Teba 1854

Oil Painting
$1780
Canvas Print
$59.18
SKU: WFX-4694
Franz Xavier Winterhalter
Original Size: 92.7 x 73.7 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

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

Countess Alexander Nikolaevitch Lamsdorff 1859

Oil Painting
$2802
Canvas Print
$58.11
SKU: WFX-4695
Franz Xavier Winterhalter
Original Size: 145.4 x 115 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

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

Wienczyslawa Barczewska, Madame de Jurjewicz 1860

Oil Painting
$2959
SKU: WFX-4696
Franz Xavier Winterhalter
Original Size: unknown
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

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

Portrait of Sophie Guillemette, Grand Duchess of Baden 1831

Oil Painting
$1884
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: WFX-4697
Franz Xavier Winterhalter
Original Size: 39 x 28.5 cm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

Queen Victoria, 1843 by Franz Xavier Winterhalter | Painting Reproduction

Queen Victoria 1843

Oil Painting
$992
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: WFX-16992
Franz Xavier Winterhalter
Original Size: 64.8 x 53.3 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Queen Victoria, 1847 by Franz Xavier Winterhalter | Painting Reproduction

Queen Victoria 1847

Oil Painting
$1766
Canvas Print
$56.16
SKU: WFX-17333
Franz Xavier 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 Xavier Winterhalter | Painting Reproduction

Empress Elisabeth with Loose Hair in a Neglige 1865

Oil Painting
$1396
Canvas Print
$51.82
SKU: WFX-18528
Franz Xavier Winterhalter
Original Size: 158 x 117 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

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

Empress Elizabeth of Austria 1865

Oil Painting
$2340
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: WFX-18529
Franz Xavier Winterhalter
Original Size: 255 x 133 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

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