Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-73) (artist)
Albert, Prince (1819-61)
Commissioned by Queen Victoria and given to Prince Albert as a present on their wedding anniversary, 10 February 1847
Description:Winterhalter was born in the Black Forest where he was encouraged to draw at school. In 1818 he went to Freiburg to study under Karl Ludwig Schüler and then moved to Munich in 1823, where he attended the Academy and studied under Josef Stieler, a fashionable portrait painter.