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20 April 1805 - 8 July 1873. German painter.

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Queen Victoria
Date 1856(1856) Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 88.6 x 72.2 cm (34.9 x 28.4 in) cjr
ID: 85284

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Franz Xaver Winterhalter

German 1805-1873 Franz Xaver Winterhalter Galleries German painter and lithographer. He trained as a draughtsman and lithographer in the workshop of Karl Ludwig Scheler (1785-1852) in Freiburg im Breisgau and went to Munich in 1823, sponsored by the industrialist Baron Eichtal. In 1825 he began a course of study at the Akademie and was granted a stipend by Ludwig I, Grand Duke of Baden. The theoretical approach to art of the Akademie under the direction of Peter Cornelius was unfamiliar to him, as in Freiburg he had been required to paint in a popular style. He found the stimulus for his future development in the studio of Joseph Stieler, a portrait painter who was much in demand and who derived inspiration from French painting. Winterhalter became his collaborator in 1825. From Stieler he learnt to make the heads of figures emerge from shadow and to use light in the modelling of faces. He moved to Karlsruhe in 1830 with his brother Hermann Winterhalter (1808-92), who had also trained with Scheler and had followed him to Munich.  Related Paintings of Franz Xaver Winterhalter :. | Portrait of Helena of Mecklemburg-Schwerin, Duchess of Orleans with her son the Count of Paris | Portrait of the Prince de Wagram and his daughter Malcy Louise Caroline Frederique | Louis Charles Philippe Raphael D'Orleans, Duc de Nemours | Portrait of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, and their children | Portrait of Empress Maria Alexandrovna |
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