Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1819-1861) Prince Consort of Queen Victoria

Franz Xaver, (After) Winterhalter

Oil on canvas

c.1850-1852
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Ireland
    City: Dublin
    Place: British Embassy
  • 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
    canvas, oil, oil painting, oval
  • Details
    Title
    Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1819-1861) Prince Consort of Queen Victoria
    Date
    c.1850-1852
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 73.50 cm, width: 61.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Presented by the Duchess of Beaufort, December 1952
    GAC number
    1997