Anton Dieffenbach was born in Wiesbaden. German painter of genre and also a sculptor. Started his studies in Strasbourg and continued later in Paris under the direction of Pradier. However he did not continue this particular avenue of study (sculpture) for long but perfected his studies as a painter under Jordan at Dusseldorf. Later he returned to Paris where he lived until 1870. The Franco -German war enforced a return to Berlin. From this date he resumed his work as a painter and exhibited regularly. He concentrated on family scenes and more particularly on children and their games. Paintings in Museums/Art Galleries at Br?me, Strasbourg and Berlin.