Zuccarelli, Francesco or Zuccherelli
Italian, 18th century, male.
Active in Great Britain.
Born 15 August 1702, in Pitigliano; died 30 December 1788, in Florence.
Painter (gouache), watercolourist, engraver, draughtsman. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, figures, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes, landscapes with figures.
Francesco Zuccarelli first studied with Paolo Anesi in Florence, then with Giovanni Marco Morandi and later with Pietro Nelli in Rome. Beginning as a history painter, he turned to landscape, producing decorative countrysides with interesting figures in the style of Claude Lorraine, but creating a manner of his own which made his name well known. After a period in Venice, where he was influenced by the work of Mario Ricci, he travelled through Germany, France and Holland to England. He spent five years in London, returned to Venice for a while and then in ...