King Edward VII (1841-1910) Reigned 1901-1910 as Prince of Wales

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    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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    Title
    King Edward VII (1841-1910) Reigned 1901-1910 as Prince of Wales
    Date
    1859
    Medium
    Lithograph
    Acquisition
    Convent, Gibraltar (Governor's Residence) collection.
    GAC number
    17922