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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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Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, by James Hopwood Sr, published by  Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, after  Christian Friedrich Zincke - NPG D14129

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

by James Hopwood Sr, published by Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, after Christian Friedrich Zincke
stipple engraving, published 1 May 1811
NPG D14129

Nathaniel Clements, by Henry Bone, possibly after  Christian Friedrich Zincke - NPG D17708

Nathaniel Clements

by Henry Bone, possibly after Christian Friedrich Zincke
pen and ink, 1815
NPG D17708

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, by Achille Devéria, printed by  François Le Villain, published by  Edward Bull, published by  Edward Churton, after  Christian Friedrich Zincke - NPG D34619

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

by Achille Devéria, printed by François Le Villain, published by Edward Bull, published by Edward Churton, after Christian Friedrich Zincke
hand-coloured lithograph, 1830s
NPG D34619

Ethelreda (née Harrison), Viscountess Townshend, probably by Conrad Cook, published by  Richard Bentley, after  Christian Friedrich Zincke - NPG D40071

Ethelreda (née Harrison), Viscountess Townshend

probably by Conrad Cook, published by Richard Bentley, after Christian Friedrich Zincke
stipple and line engraving, published 1843
NPG D40071

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Duke and Duchess of Portland; Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

by George Vertue, after Christian Friedrich Zincke
engraving, 1739 (1738)
NPG D19170

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Frances Carteret (née Worsley), Lady Carteret

by Thomas Major, after Christian Friedrich Zincke
line engraving, published 1755
NPG D21455

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John Gay

by William Smith, published by John Thane, after Christian Friedrich Zincke
mezzotint, published 1 December 1775
NPG D19470

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