European Royals as painted by Winterhalter

Painting on left:
One of my favourites done by Winterhalter
"Madame Barbe de Rimsky-Korsakov"

He entered court circles 1828 when he became drawing master to Sophie Margravine and her husband Leopold, Grand Duke of Baden. He moved to France where he exhibited a portrait of the Prince of Wagram with his young daughter. His career as a portrait painter was soon secured when in the same year he painted Louise Marie of Orleans, Queen of the Belgians, and her son, Duc de Brabant. It was probably through this painting that Winterhalter came to the notice of Maria Amalia of the Two Sicilies Queen of the French, mother of the Queen of the Belgians.

In Paris, Winterhalter quickly became fashionable. He was appointed court painter of Louis-Philippe, the king of the French, who commissioned him to paint individual portraits of his large family. He went on to paint extensively for Queen Victoria of England and Empress Eugenie of France.
(two other posts featuring his art)

Persistence saw Winterhalter survive from the fall of one dynasty to the rise of another. As the "Painter of Princes", Winterhalter was thereafter in constant demand by the courts of Britain, Spain,Belgium, Russia, Mexico, the German courts, and France. [condensed from Wikipedia]

Sophie Margravine, Grand Duchess of Baden (Sweden)

Carmen Ida del Aguado
Duchess of Montmorency 1860

Prince of Wagram with his young daughter

Leopold I of Belgium, Louise Marie of Orleans, Queen of Belgians
(Leopold n 1840, arranged the marriage of his niece, Queen Victoria, the daughter of his sister, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, to his nephew, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, son of his brother, Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

Prince Leopold, Duc de Brabant
[son and heir of Leopold II of Belgium and his wife, Archduchess Marie Henriette of Austria. Leopold was named for grandfather, and for his father's cousins, Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and Prince Albert, the Prince Consort.]

mother of the Queen of the Belgians

Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon - Two Sicilies
(the subject of this painting has also been attributed to be her sister Louise- Marie)

Marie Henriette (Hendrika) Queen of Belgium , 1863
(wife to Leopold II)

Empress Elisabeth of Austria with Diamond Stars on her Hair

Elisabeth of Hungary (Sissi)

Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria 1865
(husband of Elisabeth/Sissi)

Empress Maria Alexandrovna 1857

Julia Louise Bosville, Lady Middleton

Lidia Alexandrovna Schbelskaya
Baroness Stael-Holstein 1857

Madame Adalina Patti 1868

Maximilian I of Mexico 1864
(husband of Charlotte of Belgium)

Princess Charlotte of Belgium, 1864
(Became Empress Consort of Mexico)

Princess Charlotte of Belgium, 1842

Princess Charlotte of Belgium, circa 1850's

Young Italian at the Well - 1833

Queen Isabella II of Spain with Princess Isabella

Queen Olga of Württemberg 1865

Countess Krasinka and her children 1853

Countess Alexander Nikolaevitch Lamsdorff

Pauline Sandor Princess Metternich 1860

Francois, Princess of Joinville - 1844

Maria Anna von Preussen

Self Portrait of the Artist with his Brother, Hermann

See more period paintings at Gallery of Selective Artwork

1 comment:

  1. I love art. I love period films. Beautiful, stunning, blog.



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