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Francesco Zuccarelli (1702-1788), Landscape painter

Sitter in 3 portraits
Francesco Zuccarelli studied painting in Rome and Florence. By 1732, he had settled in Venice, where he quickly became celebrated for his prolific output of pastoral scenes. Zuccarelli left Venice for London in 1752 where he lived for most of the next twenty years. His reputation was such that in 1768 he was one of the twenty-eight painters selected as founding members of the Royal Academy. Zuccarelli enjoyed the patronage of royalty and of many wealthy English collectors. He created a distinctive style of decorative pastoral landscape, which changed little in his long, productive career.

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The Academicians of the Royal Academy

by John Sanders, after Johann Joseph Zoffany
watercolour and ink, (1772)
NPG 1437

1437a

Key to 'The Academicians of the Royal Academy'

by John Sanders, after Johann Joseph Zoffany
pencil, circa 1773
NPG 1437a

D21304

The Academicians of the Royal Academy

by Richard Earlom, after Johann Joseph Zoffany
mezzotint, published 1773
NPG D21304