High society : the portraits of Franz Xaver Winterhalter



High society : the portraits of Franz Xaver Winterhalter

Helga Kessler Aurisch ... [et al.] ; with essays by Helga Kessler Aurisch ... [et al.] ; and an introduction by Richard Ormond

Arnoldsche Art Publishers, 2015

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"In association with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Augustinermuseum, Städtische Museen Freiburg, Palais de Compiègne"

Catalogue of the exhibition held at Augustinermuseum, Städtische Museen Freiburg, Nov. 28, 2015-Mar. 20, 2016; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Apr. 17-Aug. 14, 2016; Palais de Compiègne, Sept. 17, 2016-Jan. 15, 2017

Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-252) and index



Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-1873) was the most renowned portraitist of European aristocracy of his day, expertly capturing the refinement and opulence of his distinguished sitters. Born and trained in Germany, Winterhalter settled in Paris in 1834, where he became the de facto court painter to King Louis-Philippe. He gained such international acclaim for his state portraits that he painted all but a few of the monarchs in Europe. In Paris in 1855, at the pinnacle of his career, he painted the noble portrait Empress Eugenie and Her Ladies-in-Waiting, which would go on to symbolise an entire era. His 1865 portrait of the Austrian Empress Sissi is also known the world over. The lavishly illustrated publication complements Winterhalter's magnificent portraits of crowned heads of state with selected items of clothing by the contemporary and sought-after couturier Charles Frederick Worth.


  • Director's Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Lenders to the Exhibition
  • Introduction by Richard Ormond
  • The Ultimate Court Painter by Helga Kessler Aurisch
  • Franz Xaver Winterhalter and the Black Forest by Tilmann von Stockhausen
  • Winterhalter's Italian Interlude by Eugene Barilo von Reisberg
  • Franz Xaver Winterhalter and French Painting: Echoes of the Salon by Laure Chabanne
  • Franz Xaver Winterhalter: Painter of Women by Mirja Straub
  • The Confections of Winterhalter and Worth by Elizabeth Ann Coleman
  • The Plates
  • Select Bibliography
  • Index.

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