Franz von Lenbach, 1836- 1904, was a German painter of Realist style, painted many portraits of the most remarkable personages of his time. In 1882 Lenbach was ennobled, and since then known as von Lenbach. Thereafter he exhibited frequently both at Munich and at Vienna, and in 1900 at the Paris exhibition was awarded a Grand Prix for painting. Most of Franz von Lenbach paintings are in National collections in the United Kingdom, with some in the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, Washington. -- The Copyright of Scripts is Reserved by Toperfect.