Get to know Painter…Winterhalter, Franz Xavier

Winterhalter, Franz Xaver (1806-73) was a painter who was born in Black Forest, Germany. Winterhalter became the court painter in Karlsruhe in 1828. He traveled all around between 1850’s-1870’s stopping at spots as Paris, and London. Winterhalter is known for his famous portraits of European royalty, including the Empress Eugenie and Queen Victoria. He painted them with full skirted, and off the shoulder gowns. Such details like this in the dresses were often tied with his name.

Source:  The Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Fashion and Fashion Designers

FileEmpress Elisabeth of Austria with diamond stars on her hair
FileFranz Xaver Winterhalter Leonilla Princess of Sayn Wittgenstein Sayn
FileFranz Xaver Winterhalter Portrait of Madame Barbe de Rimsky-Korsakov
FileWinterhalter Franz Xavier The Empress Eugenie Surrounded by her Ladies in Waiting

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