Joseph Dorffmeister was a Hungarian painter, the son of the painter (Stephan Dorffmaister). He studied with his father and at the Vienna Academy. He was an architecture painter with his father, then later painted altarpieces and portraits.
Phidias Chiselling the Bust of Zeus
The present painting was submitted for the Vienna Academy as a reception piece in 1804. However, it brought him no membership. Although he was a pupil at the Academy he was not elected as a member.