Queen Victoria (1819-1901) Reigned 1837-1901

  • About the work
    Country: Germany
    City: Berlin
    Place: British Embassy

    Interpretation about this artwork is under review

  • About the artist
    Franz Xaver Winterhalter was one of Queen Victoria’s favourite artists. Born in Menzenschwand, Germany, he settled in Paris in 1834. He was introduced to Queen Victoria by her uncle, Leopold King of the Belgians. Between 1843 and 1871, Winterhalter carried out a vast number of royal commissions in England, spending six to seven weeks there each summer, where he painted chiefly at Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace. Winterhalter left Paris to live in Karlsruhe in 1871. Two years later, news of his death in Frankfurt, the result of typhus, reached Queen Victoria. ‘With all his peculiarities,’ she wrote to her eldest daughter, ‘I liked him so much’.
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    Materials & Techniques
    lithograph, tinted lithograph
  • Details
    Queen Victoria (1819-1901) Reigned 1837-1901
    published 1 March 1851
    Tinted lithograph
    Purchased from Christopher Wood Gallery, July 1982
    Collection of Martin R. Morland of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office; collection of Jennifer Morland; from whom purchased by the Christopher Wood Gallery, London, on 8 April 1982 (with GAC 16076); from whom purchased by the Government Picture Collection in July 1982
    GAC number