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High Society: The Portraits of Franz X. Winterhalter

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston


Franz Xaver Winterhalter, the 19th century’s most renowned portraitist of European aristocracy, captured the elegance and opulence of his distinguished sitters with an unrivalled brilliance. This comprehensive exhibition presents a selection of these canvases, complemented by select items of clothing by sought-after fashion designer Charles Frederick Worth and several of Worth’s contemporaries. This major survey features works drawn from public, private, and royal collections around the world. Read more.

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