DAFFINGER, Moritz Michael
(b. 1790, Wien, d. 1849, Wien)

Miniature of Elise Wolf

c. 1830
Watercolour on ivory, 10 x 8 cm
Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna

Moritz Michael Daffinger was one of Vienna's most successful portraitists in the early nineteenth century. He started his career at the Vienna porcelain factory, and later his domain became the portrait miniature. He portrayed the actors of Vienna, painted guest portraits for the albums of his wife, and became acquainted with Grillparzer who introduced him into Schubert's circle.

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