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Christian Friedrich Zincke (1684?-1767), Artist

Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist associated with 27 portraits
Christian Friedrich Zincke was a German painter, active in England. He was the son of a Dresden goldsmith and trained in that profession, but he also studied with the portrait painter Heinrich-Christoph Fehling. In 1706 he moved to England on the invitation of the Swedish enamellist Charles Boit, to collaborate on a large enamel commemorating the Battle of Blenheim, a project that was never completed. Zincke continued as Boit's pupil but soon outstripped his master and set up on his own as a miniaturist. Promoted by Godfrey Kneller, he won himself a distinguished clientele and royal patronage, culminating in his appointment in 1732 as cabinet painter to Frederick, Prince of Wales.

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Christian Frederich Zincke; Elizabeth Zincke (née Bothmar)

by John Faber Jr, after Hans Hysing
mezzotint, 1720s-1750s
NPG D36280


Christian Friedrich Zincke and his wife

by John Faber Jr, after Hans Hysing
mezzotint, circa 1725-1750
NPG D20229


Christian Friedrich Zincke

by John Henry Robinson, published by John Major, after Hans Hysing
stipple engraving, published 15 October 1827
NPG D8862


Christian Friedrich Zincke; Jean Etienne Liotard

by James Bretherton
etching, published 1762
NPG D20491