The german header today is in honor of Franz Xaver Winterhalter, a German painter renown for his portraits of royalty. Born in the Black Forest area of Germany, Franz was the sixth of eight children, only four of whom survived infancy. As a self-styled royal-o-phile, I love his portraits. So, without further ado:
13 portraits by Franz Xaver Winterhalter
As usual, there's a little something in it for you. Correctly guess who anyone in a portrait is and you'll be entered in my contest drawing for this month. To make it fair, you can only guess the identity of someone no one else has guessed. Of course, some are easier than others because some of the paintings are more famous than others. Happy Guessing.
Labels: Winterhalter portraits