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I was browsing through Hoogstraten's website and found the addition of a new exhibition catalog. Its based on the exhibition from last November in Washington D.C. at the Hillwood museum (did anyone see it?).



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Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-1873) was the most renowned portraitist of European aristocracy of his day, expertly capturing the refinement and opulence of his distinguished sitters. Born and trained in Germany, Winterhalter settled in Paris in 1834, where he became the official court painter to King Louis-Philippe. He gained such international acclaim for his state portraits that he painted all but a few of the monarchs in Europe. In Paris in 1855, at the pinnacle of his career, he painted the noble portrait Empress Eugénie and her Ladies-in-Waiting, which would go on to symbolise an entire era. His 1865 portrait of the Austrian Empress Sissi is also known the world over. The lavishly illustrated publication complements Winterhalter's magnificent portraits of crowned heads of state with selected items of clothing by the contemporary and sought-after couturier Charles Frederick Worth.

Contents:
Director's Foreword; Acknowledgments; Lenders to the Exhibition; Introduction by Richard Ormond; The Ultimate Court Painter by Helga Kessler Aurisch; Franz Xaver Winterhalter and the Black Forest by Tilmann von Stockhausen; Winterhalter's Italian Interlude by Eugene Barilo von Reisberg; Franz Xaver Winterhalter and French Painting: Echoes of the Salon by Laure Chabanne; Franz Xaver Winterhalter: Painter of Women by Mirja Straub; The Confections of Winterhalter and Worth by Elizabeth Ann Coleman; The Plates; Select Bibliography; Index.

The only book on Winterhalter that I know of is Richard Ormond's exhibition book for the National Portrait Gallery in the late 80s so its exciting to see another one! Its hardback, in English, and has 256 pages. Amazon will start selling it at the end of January, 2016 but you can pre-order it at the moment for $70.

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Re: High Society: The Art of Franz Xaver Winterhalter (Exhibitioncatalogue)
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2015, 09:43:09 AM »
I was browsing through Hoogstraten's website and found the addition of a new exhibition catalog. Its based on the exhibition from last November in Washington D.C. at the Hillwood museum (did anyone see it?).



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Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-1873) was the most renowned portraitist of European aristocracy of his day, expertly capturing the refinement and opulence of his distinguished sitters. Born and trained in Germany, Winterhalter settled in Paris in 1834, where he became the official court painter to King Louis-Philippe. He gained such international acclaim for his state portraits that he painted all but a few of the monarchs in Europe. In Paris in 1855, at the pinnacle of his career, he painted the noble portrait Empress Eugénie and her Ladies-in-Waiting, which would go on to symbolise an entire era. His 1865 portrait of the Austrian Empress Sissi is also known the world over. The lavishly illustrated publication complements Winterhalter's magnificent portraits of crowned heads of state with selected items of clothing by the contemporary and sought-after couturier Charles Frederick Worth.

Contents:
Director's Foreword; Acknowledgments; Lenders to the Exhibition; Introduction by Richard Ormond; The Ultimate Court Painter by Helga Kessler Aurisch; Franz Xaver Winterhalter and the Black Forest by Tilmann von Stockhausen; Winterhalter's Italian Interlude by Eugene Barilo von Reisberg; Franz Xaver Winterhalter and French Painting: Echoes of the Salon by Laure Chabanne; Franz Xaver Winterhalter: Painter of Women by Mirja Straub; The Confections of Winterhalter and Worth by Elizabeth Ann Coleman; The Plates; Select Bibliography; Index.

The only book on Winterhalter that I know of is Richard Ormond's exhibition book for the National Portrait Gallery in the late 80s so its exciting to see another one! Its hardback, in English, and has 256 pages. Amazon will start selling it at the end of January, 2016 but you can pre-order it at the moment for $70.


I work at Hillwood and am not sure what exhibition you are referring to....My understanding is that it is intended to accompany forthcoming exhibitions in Europe. Helga Ausrisch, the author of the book in question, gave a lecture on it at Hillwood last month. I was not able to attend, but from what I heard from colleagues, it was very interesting.

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Re: High Society: The Art of Franz Xaver Winterhalter (Exhibitioncatalogue)
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2015, 10:15:57 AM »

I work at Hillwood and am not sure what exhibition you are referring to....My understanding is that it is intended to accompany forthcoming exhibitions in Europe. Helga Ausrisch, the author of the book in question, gave a lecture on it at Hillwood last month. I was not able to attend, but from what I heard from colleagues, it was very interesting.

That's right it was just a speaking lecture. I forgot to remove that part after I read it more specifically.

I just ordered it from Hoogstraten so I'm excited to receive it. The essays look pretty interesting and I'm looking forward to reading the one connected with Worth. I already own the National Portrait Gallery book but the binding it starting to look a little fragile so I don't touch it as much.

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Re: High Society: The Art of Franz Xaver Winterhalter (Exhibitioncatalogue)
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2017, 10:04:03 AM »
Fascinating diaries of Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolaevich on Winterhalter

https://winterpalaceresearch.blogspot.ca/2017/11/grand-dukes-diary-on-painter-franz.html

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