Helene Sedlmayr

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Portrait of Helene Sedlmayr in Old Munich costume by court painter Joseph Karl Stieler, c.1830, for the Gallery of Beauties.
Helene's grave in Munich's Alter Südfriedhof - burial field 38, row 3, grave 25

Helene Kreszenz Sedlmayr (12 February 1813, Trostberg - 18 November 1898, Munich) was a German beauty of the 19th century, considered the epitome of Munich's beauties. A shoemaker's daughter, she became known to Ludwig I of Bavaria when (aged 15) she supplied toys to his children and he commissioned a portrait of her from Stieler for his Gallery of Beauties. In 1831 she married the king's valet Hermes Miller (1804–1871), with whom she had 10 children.

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