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Moritz Michael Daffinger "Countess Leontine Sandor, daughter of Chancellor Metternich", ca.1835

6900  EUR
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Found through the US antique trade, it is an unsigned (and unfortunately not in perfect condition) miniature portrait of a beautiful young lady in white Biedermeier dress and a hairstyle typical of the mid-1830s. This rediscovered portrait is without doubt an authentic and very important work of the Austria's best 19th century miniaturist, Moritz Michael Daffinger. Moreover, it is an extremely rare portrait of the daughter of Austrian Chancellor Prince Metternich from his first marriage to Countess von Kaunitz-Rietberg (CLICK HERE; the only other known portrait of the sitter was also painted by Daffinger - see our images nr.7-8) - Princess Leontine von Metternich-Winnenburg.

Princess Leontine (full name: Leontine Adelheid Maria Pauline) was born in Vienna on June 18, 1811 and died in the same city on November 16, 1861. On February 8, 1835, she got married to Moritz Graf (Count) Sandor von Slavnicza (1805-1878) - a legendary and daring equestrian (CLICK HERE, HERE and HERE). In the same year, she became a lady-in-waiting of Marie Anna Empress Consort of Austria.
For genealogical information concerning this married couple and their daughter, Viennese socialite Pauline, see our images nr.9-10 and CLICK HERE.

Moritz Michael Daffinger (1790 Vienna -1849 ibidem) is considered truly the best Austrian portrait miniature painter of all times. He was born as son of the porcelain painter Johann Daffinger, began at the age of 11 years as apprentice at the Vienna Porcelain Manufactory where he studied under Fueger's pupil Michael Weixelbaum. From 1802 he studied at the Vienna Academy under Huber and Maurer. Simultaneously he was one of the best porcelain painters at the Vienna Porcelain Manufactory. Especially popular were his portraits of the Austrian royal family and courtiers, painted on plates, cups and vases. Around 1809 he began to paint portraits on ivory. During the time of the Vienna Congress, Daffinger was already a requested and very appreciated portraitist. The presence of the English portraitist Thomas Lawrence in Vienna during the Congress influenced his art remarkably. Already in the early 1820's Daffinger was portraitist of the royal family and the main noble families of Austria. Works by him can be found in the most important world museum collections and achieve at the international art market very high prices (up to USD 150,000).

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Condition: fairly good; vertical crack, in originalem Vienna ormolu "Daffinger" frame

Creation Year: ca 1835

Measurements: UNFRAMED:9,1x7,7cm/3,6x3,0in

Object Type: Unframed miniature

Style: Portrait Miniatures

Technique: watercolor on ivory

Inscription: -

Creator: Moritz Michael Daffinger
To see other works by this artist click on the name above!

Creator Dates: 1790 Vienna-1849 Vienna

Nationality: Austrian

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