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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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