Franz Xaver Winterhalter: Works 1866-1873

Last Update: 16 Jan 2016

 Franz Xaver Winterhalter - Self Portrait 1868

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 following information:

  • Catalogue entries / essays on each artwork;
  • Sitters’ Biographies and Lists of Descendants (where known);
  • Provenance of each artwork;
  • Exhibition History;
  • Detailed known bibliography (from 1830s to the present day);
  • Lists of known copies / versions / replicas;
  • Lists of known prints / lithographs / engravings after each artwork.

Mr Eugene Barilo von Reisberg, PO Box 3226, Prahran East VIC 3181, Australia

vonreisberg[at]gmail[dot]com

 

Works from 1866 to 1873


 

811a. Frau Anna Bölger (1837-1923, née Burckhardt), c. 1866
Oil on canvas
Present location unknown (Wild 1894: Mme Boelger Burkhardt)

812. Mr Richard Burn, c. 1866
Oil on canvas
Present location unknown (Wild 1894: Richard Burn, petit oval)

813. Mme Dourassova, c. 1866
Oil on canvas
Present location unknown (Wild 1894: Mme Dourassoff)

814. La Princesse Serge Gagarine, c. 1866
Oil on canvas
Present location unknown (Wild 1894: La Princesse Serge Gagarine, 1866)

Note: the exact identity of the sitter is unknown; there were several women alive at the time who were married to a Sergei Gagarin, including Princess Isabella Adamovna Walewska (1800-1886), wife of Prince Sergei Sergeievich Gagarin (1795-); her daughter-in-law, Countess Vera Feodorovna von der Pahlen (1835-1923), who married in 1862 Prince Sergei Sergeievich Gagarin (1832-1923); and who were respectively mother and sister-in-law of Princess Varvara Sergeievna Gagarina (1835-1893), Baroness Otto von Plessen (-1897), painted by Winterhalter during the late 1850s / early 1860s (q.v.)

815. Lord Charles Douglas-Hamilton (1847-86, later 7th Earl of Selkirk), 1866
Oil on canvas, 84.0 x 64.5cm, oval
Private Collection

816. Antónia Fürstin von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (1845-1913, née Dona de Bragança, Infanta de Portugal), 1866, Paris
Oil on canvas, 65.7 x 55.2 cm, oval
Signed and dated as painted in 1866
Private Collection

816a. Antónia Fürstin von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (1845-1913, née Dona de Bragança, Infanta de Portugal), 1866, Paris
Oil on canvas
Present location unknown [presumed destroyed by fire at the Tuileries during the French Commune, 1870]

 

819. Christian Fürst von Schleswig-Holstein-Sondenburg-Augustenburg (1831-1917), 1866, Paris
Oil on canvas, 116.8 x 89.2 cm.
Signed and dated lower right: Fr Winterhalter. / 1866
HM Queen Elizabeth II

820. La petite fille de Mr. Suermondt, c. 1866
Oil on canvas
Present location unknown (Wild 1894: as above)

Note: Wild’s reference could refer to either a possible portrait of Elsie Amalie Nancy Suermondt (1862-1945), the only daughter of Barthold Suermondt and his second wife, Nancy Haniel (q.v.); or of Lili Suermondt (later Frau Max Classen, 1866-1933), Barthold Suermondt’s first grand-daughter, born in 1866.

820a. Barthold Suermondt (1818-87), c. 1866
Oil on canvas
Present location unknown

820b. Frau Nancy Suermondt (1843-96, née Haniel), c. 1866
Oil on canvas
Present location unknown

821 66 Teck Winterhalter

821. Mary Adelaide, Duchess of Teck (1833-97, née Princess of Cambridge), 1866, Paris
Oil on canvas
Present location unknown (image known from a copy by Weigall)

822. A Battle Scene from the Austro-Prussian War of 1866, after 1866
Oil on canvas
Present location unknown

822a. Second Battle Scene from the Austro-Prussian War of 1866, after 1866
Oil on canvas
Present location unknown

822b 66su Susanna small

822b. Susannah and the Elders, 1866
Oil on canvas, 64.6 x 46.6 cm
Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA

823. Fräulein Aebi, 1867
Pencil and watercolour on paper, approximately 25.7 x 20.3 cm
Private Collection

824. Fräulein Aebi [or Madeleine Ritschard], 1867
Pencil and watercolour on paper, approximately 25.7 x 20.3 cm
Private Collection
Note: the sitter is also known as “Madeleine Ritschard”, as lithographed by Friedrich Weber (1813-82)

825. Countess Roza Branicka (1854-1942, later Countess Tarnowska), 1867
Oil on canvas
Present location unknown (Wild 1894: La jeune fille de Comte Constantin Branicki)

826. Miss Ada Calhoun (1844-1910, later Mrs George Washington Lane), 1867, Paris
Oil on canvas, 116 x 90 cm
Signed and dated lower left: fr Winterhalter / 1867
Private Collection

827. Mlle Henriette Chégaray (1844-74, later Mme Adolphe Quesnel), c. 1867
Oil on canvas
Present location unknown (Wild 1894: Mlle Chégarey)

828. Sir Robert Spencer Clifford, 3rd Bt. (1815-92), 1867
Oil on canvas
Signed lower left: fr Winterhalter
Private Collection

829. Mme Dreyfuss, c. 1867
Oil on canvas
Present location unknown (Wild 1894: as above)

830. Freiin von Eichtal, 1867
Oil on canvas, 80.0 x 65.0 cm
Signed and dated lower right: fr Winterhalter 1867
Private Collection

831. Mlle Eugénie Fiocre (1845-1908, later Marquise de Courtivron), 1866, Paris
Oil on canvas
Private Collection

832. Prince Albert The Prince Consort (1819-61), 1867 (posthumous)
Oil on canvas, 241.3 x 156.8 cm
Signed and dated lower left: Fr Winterhalter / 1867
National Portrait Gallery, London

833. Ludwig IV Großherzog von Hessen und bei Rhein (1837-92), 1867, Paris
Oil on canvas
Signed and dated as painted in 1867
Private Collection

834 67kr Krasinska

834. Countess Roza Krasinska (1848-1937, née Countess Potocka), 1867, Paris
Oil on canvas, 81.5 x 65.5 cm, oval
Signed and dated 1867
Baranów: Sandomierski Castle Museum

759 65 Tyszkiewicz

835. Countess Evdokia Gavrilovna Pashkevich (1846-87, née Sukhanova-Podkolzina, later Lady Charles Douglas-Hamilton), c.1867
Oil on canvas,  80.5 x 64 cm, oval
Private Collection (Wild 1894: Mme Paskiewitch)

836. Friedrich Wilhelm Kronprinz von Preußen (1831-88, later Emperor of Germany & King of Prussia), 1867, Berlin
Oil on canvas, 81.0 x 65.4 cm
Signed and dated lower right: Fr Winterhalter / 1867
HM Queen Elizabeth II

837. Victoria Kronprinzessin von Preußen (1840-1901, née Princess of Great Britain & Ireland, later Empress of Germany & Queen of Prussia), 1867, Berlin
Oil on canvas, 81 x 64.5 cm
Signed and dated lower left: Fr Winterhalter / 1867; inscribed Weihnachten 1867 on the back.
HM Queen Elizabeth II

838. Mme Ralli with her Child, c. 1867
Oil on canvas
Present location unknown (Wild 1894: Mme Ralli avec son enfant)

839 67va Vanderbyl

839. Mrs Philip Vanderbyl (1835-1905, née Miss Sarah Alexander), 1866, Paris
Oil on canvas, 130 x 97 cm
Signed, dated and inscribed lower left: F. Winterhalter / Paris 1866
Private Collection (Sold 19th Century European & Orientalist Art, Christie’s London, 21 May 2014, lot 28, £ 206,500)

840. Self-Portrait, 1868, Paris
Oil on canvas, 62.5 x 59.6 cm
Signed and dated: Fr Winterhalter 1868
Florence: Galeria degli Uffizi

841. Self-Portrait, 1868, Paris
Oil on canvas, 72.5 x 55.0 cm
Signed lower right: Fr Winterhalter
Karlsruhe: Staatliche Kunsthalle (version of the above)

842. Avrora Karlovna Demidova-Karamzina (1808-1902, née Aurora Charlotta Stjernvall), c. 1867-68
Oil on canvas, 60.0 x 50.0 cm, oval
Private Collection

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842a 68 Demidova Winterhalter

842a. Maria Elimovna Demidova, Princess di San Donato (1844-68, née Princess Meshcherskaia), c. 1867-68
Oil on canvas
Tashkent: Museum of Art

843. Matthieu Dollfuss, c. 1868
Oil on canvas
Present location unknown (Wild 1894: Mr Matthieu Dollfuss) –

The sitter could be either Mathieu Dollfus (1799-1887), father of Anne Dollfus, Baronne de Bourgoing (1837-1917 – q.v.); or his son, Mathieu Dollfus (1824-96)

844. Mélanie Biederman, Mme Goldschmidt (1834-94), 1868, Paris
Oil on canvas, 56.1 x 46.5 cm
Signed, dated and inscribed lower left: Fr Winterhalter / Paris 1868
Paris: Musée National du Louvre

845. Maria Feodorovna, Grand Duchess of Russia (1847-1928, later Empress of Russia) and her sister, Alexandra, Princess of Wales (1844-1925, later Queen of Great Britain), 1868, Paris
Watercolour over pencil, 31.0 x 24.0 cm
Signed and dated lower left: Fr Winterhalter / 1868
Private Collection (Sold Christie’s London, 15 June 2011, lot 267, £73,250)

846 68 Morny Winterhalter Small

846. Sophie, Duchesse de Morny (1838-96, née Princess Sofia Sergeievna Trubetzkaia, later Duquesa de Albuquerque y de Sesto), c. 1868
Oil on canvas
Present location unknown (Wild 1894: presumably La Duchesse de Morny, velour bleu, 1868)

846a. Fräulein Marianne Mumm von Schwarzenstein (1844-1923, later Freifreiin von Rotenhan), c. 1868
Oil on canvas
Present location unknown (Wild 1894: La fille de Mr Mumm)

 

848. Countess Genowefa Puslowska (1821-67, née Princess Drucka-Lubecka), 1868, Paris (posthumous)
Oil on canvas, 91.0 x 72.0 cm
Signed and dated lower left: fr.Winterhalter 1868
Cracow: Collegium Maius, Jagiellonian University

849. Victoria, Queen of Great Britain & Ireland (1819-1901), 1868, Paris
Oil on canvas, 211.8 x 142.2 cm
Signed and dated as painted in 1868
Private Collection

849a. Caroline von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel, Queen of Great Britain & Ireland (1768-1821), (after a miniture by N***), 1869
Oil on canvas
Present location unknown

849b. Mme Leon Casso, 1869, Paris
Oil on canvas, 73.0 x 60.0 cm
Signed, dated and inscribed lower left: Fr Winterhalter / Paris 1869
Private Collection

850. Frédéric Kuhlmann (1803-81), 1869
Oil on canvas, 92.0 x 74.0 cm
Signed and dated: fr Winterhalter 1869
Lille: Musée des Beaux-Arts

850a. Aleksandra Ivanovna Pashkova (1832-xxxx, née Countess Chernysheva-Kruglikova), 1869, Paris
Oil on canvas
Signed and dated lower right: Fr.Winterhalter / Paris 1869
Tula: Regional Museum of Fine Arts

851. Maria Nikolaevna, Grand Duchess  of Russia, Herzogin von Leuchtenberg (1819-76), 1869
Oil on canvas, 56.0 x 46.0 cm
Signed and dated lower left: fr Winterhalter / 1869
Moscow: The Pushkin Museum of Fine Art

852. Olga, Queen of Württemberg (1822-92, née Grand Duchess of Russia), 1869
Oil on canvas, 56.0 x 46.0 cm
Present location unknown

853. Portrait of a Boy, 1869
Oil on canvas, 56.0 x 47.0 cm
Signed and dated 1869 lower right
Private Collection [authorship to be confirmed]

854. Contessa Elisa de Castelvecchio (1826-94, née Mlle Pasteur d’Etreillis), 1869
Oil on canvas, 89.0 x 68.5.0 cm
Signed and dated lower left: fr Winterhalter / […] 1869
Private Collection

855. Portrait of a Lady, 1869
Oil on canvas, 80.0 x 65.0 cm
Signed and dated lower right: Fr Winterhalter, 1869
Compiègne: Musée National du Château

855a. Still-Life with Flowers (I), presumably late 1860s / early 1870s
Oil on canvas
Present location unknown

855b. Still-Life with Flowers (II), presumably late 1860s / early 1870s
Oil on canvas
Present location unknown

855c. Still-Life with Flowers (III), presumably late 1860s / early 1870s
Oil on canvas
Present location unknown

855d. Stubbenkammer, on the Island of Rügen, presumably late 1860s / early 1870s
Oil on canvas
Present location unknown

855e. The Taunus Valley, presumably late 1860s / early 1870s
Oil on canvas
Present location unknown

856. Die Amerikanerin”, c. 1870s
Oil on canvas, 110.0 x 85.0 cm, oval
Private Collection

856a. Mme Suzanne Bruges de Camps, 1870
Pencil on paper
Signed and dated lower right: fr. Winterhalter / 22 Dec 1870
Private Collection

857. Countess Zofia Zamoyska (1851-1927, née Countess Potocka), 1870
Oil on canvas, 82.0 x 65.4 cm, oval
Signed and dated lower right: F.X. Winterhalter 1870
Warsaw: National Museum

858. Frau Wilhelm Auffm’Ordt (xxxx-1899, née Evelyn Harbeck), 1871
Oil on canvas, 81 x 62.5 cm, oval
Signed and dated lower left: frWinterhalter / 1871
Private Collection

858a. Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia (1853-1920, later Princess of Great Britain & Ireland, Duchess of Edinburgh, Fürstin von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha), 1871
Oil on board, 75.5 x 65.0 cm
Signed and dated 1871 lower left
HRH Alexander II, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia

858b. Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia (1853-1920, later Princess of Great Britain & Ireland, Duchess of Edinburgh, Fürstin von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha), 1871
Oil on canvas
Signed and dated lower left: Fr Winterhalter / 1871
Private Collection

858c. Portrait of an Unknown Lady, c. 1871-1873
Charcoal and wash on paper
On loan to a Regional Gallery from a Private Collection, Russia

859. Femme aux Ribans Roses, 1871
Oil on board, 65.0 x 53.0 cm
Signed and dated 1871
Present location unknown

859a 71be Bernus

859a. Frau Louis von Bernus (1839-90, née Catharina Elisabeth Bettina von Guaita)c. 1871, Frankfurt-am-Main
Oil on canvas
Private Collection

859b 72gr Grunelius

859b. Frau Eduard von Grunelius (1849-1925, née Olga Freiin von Bethmann)1872, Frankfurt-am-Main
Oil on canvas
Signed and dated lower left: fr Winterhalter / 1872
Frankfurt-am-Main: Städel Museum

859c. Frau Peter Mumm von Schwarzenstein (1852-1922, née Emma Freiin von Passavant), c. 1871-72, Frankfurt-am-Main
Oil on canvas
Private Collection

859d. Charles Metzler (1835-1922), c. 1871-3, Frankfurt-am-Main
Oil on canvas
Present location unknown (this could be an erroneous reference for a portrait by Hermann Winterhalter)

860. Feodora Fürstin zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1807-72, née Prinzessin zu Leiningen), 1872, Baden-Baden
Oil on canvas on cardboard, 40.6 x 32.4 cm
Signed and dated: Fr Winterhalter 1872
HM Queen Elizabeth II

861. Alexandra (Sascha) Metzler (1852-1938, later Gräfin von Schlippenbach), 1872
Oil on canvas, 92.0 x 74.0 cm
Signed and dated lower right: F Winterhalter / 1872
Private Collection

862. Portrait of a Lady, 1872
Oil on canvas, 90.0 x 70.0 cm, oval.
Signed and dated lower left: fr Winterhalter / 1872
Private Collection

863 72ly Lady

863. Portrait of a Young Woman, 1873
Oil on canvas, 73.0 x 59.0 cm
Signed and dated lower left: fr Winterhalter / 1873
Private Collection (also known as Portrait of a German Princess)

Undated Works

The following section contains the list of paintings which are believed to be by Franz Xaver Winterhalter, but where the dating of the portrait is impossible because of the absence of the image or further archival information.

866. Aglaé Liottier, Comtesse Canclaux (1793-1880)
Oil on canvas
Present location unknown (Wild 1894: Comtesse Canclaux)

 

877. Neapolitan Scene, before 1861
Oil on canvas
Present location unknown (formerly in the Sukhanov Collection, St Petersburg, 1860s)

879. Portrait of a Lady in White Dress
Oil on canvas, 89.0 x 71.5 cm
Signed “F. Winterhalter”, bears a crowned eagle on frame with a coat of arms and letters ‘FR’
Finnish Museum Collection

880. Rose Naissante
Oil on canvas
Present location unknown (Wild 1894: as above)

881. Heinrich XIV Fürst Reuss zu Schleiz (1832-1913)
Medium unknown
Present location unknown (known from a lithograph after the portrait)

883. Maria Taglioni (1804-84) 
Pastel on paper on board, 72.5 x 55.0 cm
Missing since 1945 (formerlyState Theatre Museum,Berlin)

885. Portrait of a Lady in Blue
Oil on canvas, 88.0 x 79.5 cm
Present location unknown (collection of the Simferopol Art Museum, Ukraine, until WWII)

888a. Félix Douay (1816-79)
Oil on canvas
Private Collection, Italy

889d. Portrait de Femme
Oil on canvas
Present location unknown (fmr the Boisselet Collection, missing since WWII)

889e. Portrait de Femme
Oil on canvas, 110 x 70 cm (approx)
Signed
Present location unknown (fmr the Hahn Collection, missing since WWII)

889f. Portrait d’une jeune femme
Oil on canvas
Present location unknown (fmr the Berg Collection, missing since WWII)

Attributed Works

The following section contains the list of paintings, which have been attributed to Franz Xaver Winterhalter by public collections and auction houses, by where Franz Xaver Winterhalter’s authorship cannot be, without further research, either confirmed or denied conclusively.

 

 

891. Anna Thillon (1819-1903)
Oil on canvas
Private Collection

892. Portrait of a Lady, c. 1850s
Watercolour, 12.0 x 8.5 cm
Unsigned
Private Collection

893. Portrait of a Lady, c. 1850s
Watercolour, 10.0 x 7.0 cm
Unsigned
Private Collection

894. Portrait of a Lady with a Child, c. 1850s
Watercolour, 9.5 x 6.0 cm
Unsigned
Private Collection

895. Portrait of a Lady in Profile,c. 1840s
Charcoal on paper, 17.0 x 15.0 cm
Inscribed on the mount: Winterhalter
Private Collection

896. Portrait of a Young Lady, c. 1840s
Charcoal on paper, 29.0 x 23.0 cm
Unsigned
Private Collection

897. Portrait of a Lady in Profile,c. 1840s
Charcoal on paper, 30.0 x 23.5 cm
Unsigned
Private Collection

 

F.X. Winterhalter's tombstone, by O. Sommer

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§ 8 Responses to Franz Xaver Winterhalter: Works 1866-1873

  • […] by Franz Xaver Winterhalter to my repository of knowledge on the artist. It is now placed on the https://franzxaverwinterhalter.wordpress.com/franz-xaver-winterhalter-works-1866-1873/ page of the catalogue under no […]

  • Hello, Eugene. I know that the Pushkin museum refers to no. 851 as being a portrait of Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna, but isn’t it really a portrait of her sister, Queen Olga of Württemberg? No. 852, which appears to be a copy of 851, would certainly support that. If you compare portraits of the two sisters, by Winterhalter and others, the likeness in 851 seems much more likely to be that of Queen Olga. I don’t know if, for your catalogue, you do much questioning of the owner’s labeling, but I often find that museums unintentionally perpetuate incorrect information, especially when if comes to the subjects of portraits.

    As I’ve said before, I’m – thrilled – about your work here. Thank you. Stephen

    • artsdiary365 says:

      Hi Stephen,

      While nos 851 and 852 might look similar at a first glance, there are notable differences in the faces of the two women (compare the profile, nose and jaw line); and details of hair – Maria’s ear is totally visible, while Olga’s is partially covered by hair. The texture of hair and details of the waves are also slightly different. Given that the women of the Russian Imperial family were known to play practical jokes by dressing identically – and this includes not only sisters but also mothers and daughters – made me immediately think that something like that may have been behind the nearly identical portraits of the two sisters. Furthermore, the provenance for the two works is different, too. No 851 remained by descent in the family of Maria Nikolaevna in Russia; while the portrait of Queen Olga was recorded by descent in a private collection in Germany, and was reproduced in a number of books on the Queen. Therefore, I have no reason to question that these are two different portraits rather than a copy of one another.

      However, if you are aware of documentary evidence to prove otherwise, do not hesitate to bring it forth. Many thanks for your comment!

  • Do we know if 851 ever left Russia? If it was merely nationalized after the Revolution, “documentary evidence” gets a little tricky. If the portrait was taken from the collection of GD Maria Nikolaevna, there could have been an assumption that it was a portrait of her. I’m familiar with female relations dressing like each other at that time, but I’ve never seen any examples by Winterhalter of nearly identical representations of – different – siblings or close relations. Have you? While we do know that Winterhalter and his brother produced copies of many of his portraits with the intention that they would be distributed to family members. In this sort of research, documentation can be unreliable, and I think a lot of credence should be given to the likeness; as a portrait artist myself, in spite of the differences you mention, I still think 851 is really Queen Olga. The sisters just didn’t look that much alike.

    This may be an odd question, but are we certain that 852 is actually a painting and not a photograph? If it were a preparatory photo, that could explain the discrepancies. Here is another similar image of Queen Olga: http://www.bwtage-moskau.de/de/212.html And another one from a similar angle: http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2650044370094285158eEXKKq Obviously neither by Winterhalter.

    • artsdiary365 says:

      Hi Stephen,

      Thank you for your enthusiasm! I am of the opinion, however, that the visible physiognomic differences between the two sisters and of the details within the two portraits, as well as the research on the portraits undertaken to date, point to the fact that these are two separate portraits of Maria and Olga respectively. However, should this be proven otherwise with time and further research, I would be delighted to amend the current entries – in fact I am now questioning identities of the sitters in at least four portraits in the catalogue, and should my research prove to be correct, the catalogue amendments will be posted on the blog.

  • While I respectfully disagree, Eugene, this is – your – catalogue, après tout. And cheers to your work here!

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