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.
by George Vertue, after Christian Friedrich Zincke
engraving, 1739 (1738)
by John Faber Jr, after Christian Friedrich Zincke