As it has become customary with my blog entries, here is an abbreviated list of Luise Gräfin von Langenstein und Gondelsheim (1826-1900) descendants, limited to the first three generations.
As it has become customary with my blog entries, here is an abbreviated ancestry of Luise Gräfin von Langenstein und Gondelsheim (1826-1900), limited to the first three generations.
The identity of the sitter in the portrait is as remarkable as the drawing itself. Luise was a daughter of Fräulein Katharina Werner (1799-1850), a rising teenage star of the Grand Ducal Court Theatre in Karlsruhe, who at the age of sixteen, attracted the eye of Ludwig I, Grand Duke of Baden (1763-1830). Despite the 53 year difference between the two, Katharina became the Grand Duke’s mistress.
The drawing of Luise Gräfin von Langenstein und Gondelsheim is closely related to an oil portrait of the same sitter (see cat no 98), though it is debateable whether the drawing served as a study for the portrait.
The previous posts reminded me of another charming portrait of a child by Franz Xaver Winterhalter: Portrait of Luise Gräfin von Langenstein und Gondelsheim (1826-1900) (1834, pencil on paper, 13.8 x 12.1 cm), which appeared at Kaupp’s Herbstauktionen, in Salzburg, on 5 October 2013, lot 4542.
Winterhalter’s portrait of Ludwig Graf von Langenstein und Gondelsheim was exhibited at the 1987/88 Winterhalter exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London and Petit Palais in Paris.
Last Update: 27 Jun 2017 Franz Xaver Winterhalter [Menzenschwand 20 April 1805 – Frankfurt am Main 8 July 1873] This Catalogue Raisonné is Research-in-Progress. Comments, additional information, images, and research materials are welcome; all contributions will be gratefully acknowledged. This is a concise list of works with selected images only. Please, contact the author, Eugene Barilo von Reisberg, for the … Continue reading Franz Xaver Winterhalter: Works 1831-1835