Franz Xaver Winterhalter (German, 1805-1873)
oil on fabric, Framed: 57.5 x 46.5 x 10 cm (22 5/8 x 18 1/4 x 3 7/8 in.); Unframed: 39.1 x 28.5 cm (15 3/8 x 11 3/16 in.). The Thomas L. Fawick Memorial Collection 1979.43
Sophie Guillemette (1801-1865), daughter of Gustavus IV Adolphus of Sweden, was the wife of Grand Duke Leopold of Baden. Winterhalter was her drawing instructor and made several portraits of both the duke and the duchess before leaving for London to become the most celebrated portrait painter of his time.
Possibly Baden, Staatliche Kunsthalle (according to "Verzeichnis der Gemälde für die Winterhalter-Ausstellung in der Kunsthalle zu Baden [October 1873]," published in Wild 1894, 57, no. 42, Porträt I. K. H. der Grossherzogin Sophie).Franz Xaver Winterhalter 1987. 13, 25, 212, 219, 225, no. 4, 74 (repr.), 176 (exhibited in London only). This catalogue gives an annotated version of the list of Winterhalter's oeuvre originally compiled by Franz Wild in 1894.Museum of Fine Arts.Houston, TX (4/17/2016 - 8/14/2016): "High Society: The Portraits of Franz X. Winterhalter"
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