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20 April 1805 - 8 July 1873. German painter.

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Eugenie of Montijo, Empress of France
Date 1857(1857) Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 109 x 138 cm (42.9 x 54.3 in) cjr
ID: 81868

Franz Xaver Winterhalter Eugenie of Montijo, Empress of France
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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 :. | Barbara Dmitrievna Mergassov Rimsky Korsakova | Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria | Il dolce farniente | Portrait of the Queen Marie Amelie of France | Portrait of Helena of Mecklemburg-Schwerin |
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