Franz Xaver Winterhalter (20 April 1805 – 8 July 1873) was a German painter and lithographer, known for his flattering portraits of royalty and upper-class society in the mid-19th century. His name has become associated with fashionable court portraiture. Among his best known works are Empress Eugénie Surrounded by her Ladies in Waiting (1855) and the portraits he made of Empress Elisabeth of Austria (1865).
Among others of his hand:
Leonilla, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn:
The Empress Eugenie surrounded by her ladies in waiting:
Empress Elisabeth of Austria:
Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their then family:
Princess Victoria, Princess Royal:
Empress Maria Alexandrovna of Russia
Prince Frederik Wilhelm of Prussia with Victoria and two older children, Prince Willhelm and Princess Charlotte.
Marie Henriette of Austria, Queen of the Belgians