Winterhalter back at Osborne House

March 29 2011

Image of Winterhalter back at Osborne House

Picture: Jennifer Burton

A fleshy picture by Franz Winterhalter given to Prince Albert on his birthday by Queen Victoria has returned to Osborne House. Florinda originally hung in Victoria's sitting room, but was taken to Buckingham Palace after her death.

This is a good move by the Royal Collection, who are increasingly lending pictures back to their original settings. You can zoom in on the painting here

PS - this is one of my favourite examples yet of the 'pointless use of white gloves' rule demanded by newspapers for art-related photoshoots. The improbably strong curator here is Michael Hunter.

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