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Daffinger, Moritz Michael#

b. Vienna, Jan. 24, 1790, d. Vienna, Aug. 21, 1849. Painter of portraits and flowers, son of porcelain decorator Johann Leopold D.; studied under F. H. Fueger at the Academy in Vienna, until 1812 worked as decorator for the Vienna Porcelain Factory, then gained renown among the aristocracy for his miniature portraits; influenced by English portraitist T. Lawrence, D. painted more than 1,000 miniature portraits; from 1841 devoted himself almost exclusively to flower paintings; before his death he painted more than 500 watercolours of flowers, which are especially distinguished by their fine details and life-like quality.


Die Blumenaquarelle des M. M. D., exhibition catalogue, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, 1986; G. Kugler, Staatskanzler Metternich und seine Gaeste - Die wiedergefundenen Miniaturen von M. M. D., 1991.