King Ludwig of Bavaria's Gallery of Beauties occupies a small room at Nymphenburg Palace. It has portraits of aristocratic and middle-class beauties of the day painted by Joseph Karl Stieler, the leading German portraitist of the day and teacher of Franz Xaver Winterhalter. This compilation is missing two images, Elise List and Carlotta Freiin von Breidbach-Bürresheim (represented by a print probably after her portrait at the Schönheitengallerie). At this time, this is probably the most comprehensive Schönheitengallerie compilation available.
Many portraits in the Scönheitengalerie chronicles the evolution of fashion in Germany from the first portrait in 1827 to the 1840s.