Franz Xaver Winterhalter
(1805 - 1873)
Franz Xaver Winterhalter was active/lived in Germany, France. Franz Winterhalter is known for portrait painting of aristocrats, lithography.
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Franz Xaver Winterhalter (20 April 1805 – 8 July 1873) was a German painter and lithographer*, known for his portraits of royalty in the mid-nineteenth century. His name has become associated with fashionable court portraiture. Among his best known works are Empress Eugénie Surrounded by her Ladies in Waiting (1855), and the portraits he made of Empress Elisabeth of Austria (1865).
Franz Xaver Winterhalter was born in the small village of Menzenschwand, (now part of Sankt Blasien), in Germany's Black Forest in the Electorate of Baden, on 20 April 1805. He was the sixth child of Fidel Winterhalter (1773–1863), a farmer and resin producer in the village, and his wife Eva Meyer (1765–1838), a member of a long establi
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