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Hermann Winterhalter (1808 - 1891)
  • Place of Birth: Sankt Blasien (Waldshut), Germany
  • Place of Death: Karlsruhe, Germany
Biography
Works of Art

Born on 23 September 1808 in St. Blasien in the Black Forest, younger brother of the portrait painter Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1806-73). Studied in Munich and Rome before settling in Paris where he assisted his brother and exhibited at the Salon 1838-41, 1847 and 1869. His portrait of his Parisian patron Nicolas-Louis Planat de la Faye is in the Louvre. On his brother's death he retired to Karisruhe where he died on 24 February 1891.