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Federico Zuccaro (1539 or 1540-1609), Painter

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 29 portraits
Federico Zuccaro was an Italian painter and art theorist who became the central figure of the Roman Mannerist school and one of the best-known painters in Europe. Until 1561, he was pupil of his older brother, the painter Taddeo Zuccaro. In 1565 Zuccaro worked in Florence under the painter, architect, and biographer Giorgio Vasari and codified the theory of Mannerism in L'idea de' scultori, pittori e architetti (The Idea of Sculptors, Painters, and Architects, 1607). In 1593, he became the first president of the Academy of St. Luke in Rome. On a visit to England in 1575 Zuccaro painted portraits of Queen Elizabeth I and the Earl of Leicester.

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D25086

Mary, Queen of Scots

after Federico Zuccaro
mezzotint, probably early to mid 18th century
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D25370

Sir Nicholas Bacon

after Federico Zuccaro
line engraving, probably 18th century
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D25355

Sir Francis Walsingham

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Federico Zuccaro
line engraving, published 1738
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D25365

Sir Nicholas Bacon

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Federico Zuccaro
line engraving, 1738
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D37019

Thomas Wilson

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Federico Zuccaro
line engraving, published 1738
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D37034

Thomas Wilson

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Federico Zuccaro
line engraving, published 1738
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D7668

Sir Francis Walsingham

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Federico Zuccaro
line engraving, published 1738
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D20110

Sir Francis Walsingham

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Federico Zuccaro
line engraving, published 1738
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D25361

Sir Francis Walsingham

after Federico Zuccaro
line engraving, 1750
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D31835

Queen Elizabeth I

by S. Watts, after Federico Zuccaro
stipple engraving printed in two colours, published 1773 (1575)
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D25151

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

by Simon Watts, after Federico Zuccaro
crayon-manner engraving printed in colours, 1773 (1575)
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D25152

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

by Simon Watts, after Federico Zuccaro
crayon-manner engraving, 1773
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D37266

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

by Simon Watts, after Federico Zuccaro
crayon-manner engraving printed in colours, 1773 (1575)
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D7457

Thomas Wilson

by John Goldar, after Federico Zuccaro
line engraving, published 1784
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D25075

Mary, Queen of Scots

by John Keyse Sherwin, after Federico Zuccaro
line engraving, 1788
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D31836

Queen Elizabeth I

by Adam, after Federico Zuccaro
stipple engraving printed in two colours, published 1795 (1575)
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D25368

Sir Nicholas Bacon

by Robert Graves, after Federico Zuccaro
line engraving, possibly early 19th century
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D25758

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury

by Joseph John Jenkins, after Federico Zuccaro
stipple engraving, early to mid 19th century
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D25772

Edward Somerset, 4th Earl of Worcester

by J. Parker, after Federico Zuccaro
line engraving, early 19th century
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D17140

Edward Somerset, 4th Earl of Worcester

by Henry Bone, after Federico Zuccaro
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, June 1812
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