Sophie Guillemette, Grand Duchess of Baden (1801-1865)
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.)
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.
Department: Modern European Painting and Sculpture
Provenance: Grand Dukes of Baden. London sale, Christie's, 24 November 1978 (lot 74, repr.), Property of a Lady: Portrait of Sophie Guillemette, Grand Duchess of Baden, £5.500, to Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox, Ltd., London. Purchased by the CMA in 1979.