Sophie Guillemette, Grand Duchess of Baden (1801-1865)

Sophie Guillemette, Grand Duchess of Baden (1801-1865)

1831

Franz Xaver Winterhalter

(German, 1805-1873)

Oil on fabric

Framed: 57.5 x 46.5 x 10 cm (22 5/8 x 18 5/16 x 3 15/16 in.); Unframed: 39.1 x 28.5 cm (15 3/8 x 11 1/4 in.)

The Thomas L. Fawick Memorial Collection 1979.43

Description

Sophie Guillemette (1801-1865), daughter of Gustavus IV Adolphus of Sweden, was the wife of Grand Duke Leopold of Baden. Winterhalter was her drawing instructor and made several portraits of both the duke and the duchess before leaving for London to become the most celebrated portrait painter of his time.

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