was a Swiss artist who trained in Paris under the great academic painter Jean-Léon Gérôme at the Académie des Beaux-Arts. In the early twentieth century Kauffman lived and worked in the States as a portrait painter and sculptor but nothing else is recorded. However, an anecdote online suggested that he had been charged with heresy in New York for painting a version of Veronese's ‘The Marriage at Cana’, depicting various city politicians amongst the guests. He was acquitted but returned home to Switzerland anyway. He clearly enjoyed poking fun at authority figures, and their dogs.