Antonio Zanchi

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Antonio Zanchi
Antonio Zanchi La Virgen se aparece a las víctimas de la peste det 1666 Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venecia.jpg
Virgin appears to victims of the Plague (1666)
EducationFrancesco Ruschi
Known forPainting
Notable work
Plague of Venice

Antonio Zanchi (Italian pronunciation: [anˈtɔːnjo dˈdzaŋki]; 6 December 1631 – 12 April 1722) was an Italian painter of the Baroque, active mainly in Venice, but his prolific works can also be seen in Padova, Treviso, Rovigo, Verona, Vicenza, Loreto, Brescia, Milano, and Bergamo, as well as Bavaria.

He was born in Este and trained with Francesco Ruschi.[1] His masterpieces were the canvas on the Plague of Venice painted for the Scuola di San Rocco and the ceiling on the Crowning of the Virgin Mary with St. Girolamo Miani (1703) in the Patriarchal Seminary of Venice, next to the Church of Santa Maria della Salute. He also painted a number of canvases for the Venetian church of Santa Maria del Giglio. Among his pupils were Francesco Trevisani and Antonio Molinari.


  • Alexander Taking the Body of Darius (1660), Palazzo Albrizzi, Venice
  • Abraham Teaches Astrology to the Egyptians (1665), Santa Maria del Giglio, Venice
  • Martyr of Saint Julian (1674), St. Julian (San Guiliano), Venice
  • Crowning of the Virgin Mary with St. Girolamo Miani (1703), Patriarchal Seminary of Venice
  • Canvases at the Santa Maria del Giglio church
  • Samson and Deliliah
  • Allegory of Time
  • Joseph Interprets Dreams, attributed work
  • Isaac Blesses Jacob
  • David and Goliath
  • Universal Law, Scuola di San Fantin, Venice
  • Mary Magdalene (110 x 90 cm), Musel del Prado, Madrid


Notes and references[edit]


  • Farquhar, Maria (1855). Ralph Nicholson Wornum (ed.). Biographical catalogue of the principal Italian painters. Woodfall & Kinder, Angel Court, Skinner Street, London; Digitized by Googlebooks from Oxford University copy on Jun 27, 2006. p. 204.
  • Pietrogrande, Giacomo (1881). Biografie Estensi. Tipografia alla Minerva dei Fratelli Salmin, Padua. pp. 71–92.
  • Giuseppe Pacciarotti, La Pintura Barroca en Italia (Baroque Paintings in Italy) (2000), Istmo, p. 275, ISBN 84-7090-376-4, página 275.

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