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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Franz Xaver Winterhalter

Franz Xaver Winterhalter
photo ca. 1865
source: Bibliothèque nationale de France
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German painter and lithographer who spent an important part of his life in the Paris of Louis-Philippe and then of Second Empire, where he gained the reputation of court portraitist very in fashion. Among his best known clients were Empress Eugénie, Empress Sisi, Queen Victoria.

(Old Masters)



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