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Franz Xaver Winterhalter (aka Franz Xavier Winterhalter)

German painter

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
German painter, best known for his state portraits of the Belgian, English and French royal families. Although Winterhalter used no preliminary sketches on the canvas, and decided the dress and pose of the sitter, he was able to fuse formality and intimacy in his work, using bold color and contrasting sumptuous fabric against delicate flesh.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500007953.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Franz Xaver Winterhalter (aka Franz Xavier Winterhalter):

Franz Xaver Winterhalter after Joseph Karl Stieler Portrait of Maximilian Joseph I, King of Bavaria, 19th century Lithograph on heavyweight off-white wove paper
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