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Franz Xaver Winterhalter

266 Discovered works of art  •  ID: #1750
Classicism   •   Franz Xaver Winterhalter @ Wikipedia

The son of a craftsman was trained early in the workshop of a copper engraver, to then work in Munich at the Academy of Fine Arts. Travels to Italy followed, where he studied especially the Venetian school of painting. Soon afterwards he moved to Paris, the city where the first imperial and royal portraits were written.

Enthusiastic about Winterhalter's virtuosity, Napoleon III. He has at his disposal a studio in the Tuilleries. The path to portraiture reached its peak with the paintings of Empress Sisi of Austria. Meanwhile, the most famous German portrait painter ascended, commissioned Emperor Franz of Austria, the painter to make a picture of the Empress. It was to be a personal, intimate work that was not intended for the public eye. For these he had already made a representative portrait of Sisi and her husband. Now a work should be created only for the eyes of the Emperor.

The portrait shows the beautiful, universally popular Empress with open hair in a delicate silky, loose-fitting dressing gown. It was to decorate the emperor's study. Everywhere word had spread about how flattering and lovely the painter was in portraying women in particular. The orders reached such a high number that they were often unmanageable for Winterhalter alone. He therefore had his brother Hermann , who was working in his studio, at least make copies usual for state portraits. © Meisterdrucke

Portrait of Madame Barbe de Rims...
1858 | Oil on canvas

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Portrait of Madame Barbe de Rims...
1858 | Oil on canvas

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Der Frühling (Spring)
1805 | Oil on canvas

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Der Frühling (Spring)
1805 | Oil on canvas

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Elisabeth Kaiserin von Österreich
1865 | Oil on canvas

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Elisabeth Kaiserin von Österreich
1865 | Oil on canvas

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Limpératrice Eugénie
1861 | Oil on canvas

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Limpératrice Eugénie
1861 | Oil on canvas

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Porträt der Franziska Caroline ...
1805 | Oil on canvas

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Porträt der Franziska Caroline ...
1805 | Oil on canvas

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Limpératrice Eugénie à la Marie-...
1854 | Oil on canvas

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Limpératrice Eugénie à la Marie-...
1854 | Oil on canvas

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Empress Eugenie 1826-1920 and he...
1855 | Oil on canvas

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Empress Eugenie 1826-1920 and he...
1855 | Oil on canvas

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Italienische Genreszene
1833 | Oil on canvas

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Italienische Genreszene
1833 | Oil on canvas

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Prinses Charlotte van België
Undated | Oil on canvas

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Prinses Charlotte van België
undatiert | Oil on canvas

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Helena, Princess of Great Britai...
1865 | Oil on canvas

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Helena, Princess of Great Britai...
1865 | Oil on canvas

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