Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805 - 1873)

Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805 – 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.

Winterhalter was born in the small village of Menzenschwand in Germany on April 20, 1805. He was the sixth child of Fidel Winterhalter and Eva Meyer, a member of a long established Menzenschwand family. His father was of peasant stock and was a powerful influence in his life. Of the eight brothers and sisters, only four survived infancy. Throughout his life, Franz Xaver remained very close to his family in particular to his brother Hermann (1808-1891), who was also a painter.

Franz Xaver Winterhalter Paintings

A Full-Length Portrait of H.R.H Princess Marie Il dolce far niente Julia Louise Bosville, Lady Middleton Madame Rimsky-Korsakov Portrait of a Lady Portrait of Claire de Bearn, Duchess of Vallombrosa Portrait of Madame Ackerman Prince Albert The Decameron