Franz Xaver Winterhalter

(1805 - 1873)
A German painter and lithographer known for his portraits of royalty. Trained in Freiburg im Breisgau and Munich, Germany, he entered court circles in 1828 when he became drawing master to Sophie, later grand duchess of Baden, at Karlsruhe. After 1834, he went to Paris and quickly became fashionable under the protection of King Louis-Philippe and l...
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